PORTER | A 54-year-old man was being treated Thursday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after he shot himself in his hand, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Timothy P. Tackett, of Porter, on Wednesday afternoon was at the Jasper Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area shooting range adjusting a sight on his rifle when it fell, according to a news release from the Indiana DNR. The gun went off and hit Tackett's right hand.
He drove himself to Porter Regional Hospital but was later transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
According to the news release, Tackett did not know his rifle was loaded when he was adjusting the sight.
Conservation officers are investigating the shooting.