Two men from western Iowa were injured in separate shooting incidents over the weekend. The Iowa DNR says 42-year-old Todd Lawshe, of Audubon, suffered minor chest injuries Saturday morning when he was accidentally struck by a deer slug fired from a hunter 200-yards away.
Lawshe was hunting near Elk Grove in Guthrie County when another hunter shot over the crest of a hill at a wounded deer, unaware Lawshe and members of his hunting party were on the other side, below the hill. The incident remains under investigation by the DNR and charges are pending.
And, a man from Hancock man suffered minor injuries after he accidentally shot himself in the knee Saturday afternoon. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department says 62-year-old Ronald Beetle was unloading a half-cocked, Colt .45 revolver, when the last round in the gun went-off as he Beetle spun the cylinder.
The bullet struck him in the left leg, just above the knee. The incident happened about four miles east of Hancock. Beetle was treated for his injury at the hospital in Atlantic.