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Man suffers accidental gunshot wound

A Waukon man accidentally discharged a gun used for hunting, shooting himself in the leg.

Posted: Jan 21, 2019 4:42 PM

WAUKON, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating after a Waukon man accidentally shot himself in the leg.

According to the Allamakee County Sheriff's Office, the call came in on Sunday, January 20th at 12:35 pm. 20-year-old Brock Berns was grabbing a gun used for hunting when it accidentally discharged. Berns was taken to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Allamakee County Sheriff's Office, Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service and the Iowa DNR all assisted on scene.

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