28 Year Old Du Quoin Deer Hunter Injured When Shotgun Discharges
DuQuoin Evening Call, IL
8 December 2003
An accidental shooting Friday evening about 10:38 p.m.
left a Du Quoin man with an injured hand.
Police were called to investigate a person brought to
Marshall Browning Hospital with a gunshot wound.
Johnny Wohlwend, 28, Du Quoin, told police he had been
cleaning his shotgun after going deer hunting, but failed to completely
unload the gun.
The gun discharged while being handled and caused damage
to Wohlwend's left hand.
Hundreds of Southern Illinois hunters returned to the
fields and woods around Perry County for the second deer-hunting shotgun
No other accidents were reported by the Illinois
Department of Conservation, Illinois State Police at Du Quoin or the Perry
County Sheriff's Department.
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