1 wounded in accidental shooting at National Lakeshore

2012-11-05T17:00:00Z 2012-11-05T22:19:15Z 1 wounded in accidental shooting at National LakeshoreLauri Harvey Keagle lauri.keagle@nwi.com, (219) 852-4311 nwitimes.com

Two men were trying to disassemble a handgun Saturday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore when the gun fired, striking one of them behind the knee, an official said.

The wounded man was taken to Porter Regional Hospital, where he underwent surgery Saturday night to remove the bullet, said Bruce Rowe, spokesman for the National Lakeshore.

The shooting, which occurred about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, remains under investigation, Rowe said.

As of Monday afternoon, no charges had been filed in connection with the shooting.

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