Indiana Conservation Officers investigating a hunter’s accidental shooting

Indiana Conservation Officers and the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a shooting that happened on Saturday.

Conservation Officers say Tony L. Dotson, age 20, of Indianapolis was treated at the Jennings St. Vincent emergency room for a gunshot wound to his foot that he reported he sustained while deer hunting.

Dotson told officer he was walking out of the field from deer hunting when he slipped and fell, causing the shotgun he was carrying to discharge.

He said the safety was on at the time of the incident.

The slug struck Dotson in the foot, but his injury is not life threatening.

He was transported by helicopter to Indianapolis for further treatment.