Hunting accident sends Valparaiso man to hospital

(courtesy of Indiana DNR)

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — A Valparaiso man is in stable condition after a LaPorte County hunting incident, according to Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

DNR said an unintentional, self-inflicted gunshot wound that occurred at Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area Sunday morning is currently being investigated.

LaPorte County Dispatch received a 911 call on a report of a hunter being shot in the leg and conservation officers were dispatched to the area around 7:30 a.m.

Vincent Fischer, 48, of Valparaiso, told DNR he had been deer hunting and attempted to place his .44 caliber revolver pistol in a holster when the firearm discharged and he was shot in the right leg.

Fischer’s juvenile son immediately used a belt to reduce bleeding and called 911, according to DNR.

Fischer was transported to LaPorte Hospital for medical treatment and is in stable condition.

Conservation officers said the investigation is still ongoing.

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