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IN: Somonauk Man Sustained Injury in Weekend Hunting Incident Near Serena

January 2, 2019

From WSPYNews.com

Authorities have provided more detail into the hunting accident that left a man injured near Serena this past weekend.

Illinois Conservation Police Sgt. Phil Wire told WSPY that 25-year-old Joseph Munder of Somonauk sustained a gunshot wound from a shotgun that nicked his arm and exited his shoulder on Saturday morning.

Sgt. Wire says Munder was conscious when he was transported from the scene Saturday near N. 37th Rd. in Serena. The Blakes Landing Nature Preserve is near that area.

Sgt. Wire says while authorities are still reviewing the case at this time, the hunting accident is believed to have occurred while Munder was in a deer stand and he handed down a shotgun to a 12-year-old boy.

When the gun was handed down, the boy’s thumb touched and switched off the safety, the gun was fumbled and the trigger was activated.

Munder was transported to OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ottawa and later to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Illinois Conservation Police are in charge of the case because it is a hunting accident. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office initially took the call.

ORIGINAL STORY:

An adult male, who was not further identified, was injured while hunting near Serena in LaSalle County on Saturday.

The LaSalle News Tribune reports that a male in his 20's was in a deer stand when he handed down a shotgun to a 12-year-old boy.

When the gun was handed down, the boy’s thumb touched and switched off the safety and the man fumbled with the gun with his finger activating the trigger.

The man was transported to OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ottawa and later to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Illinois Conservation Police are in charge of the case and did not immediately return a call from WSPY for more information. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office referred comment to Illinois Conservation Police.


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