Sheriff investigating accidental shooting

2013-08-20T23:00:00Z Sheriff investigating accidental shooting Mason City Globe Gazette
August 20, 2013 11:00 pm

MESERVEY — Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Kevin Pals said his department is investigating a shooting accident that wounded a Meservey man.

Nicholas Scott Henning, 34, was transported to Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond by a private party on Tuesday. Belmond police were notified of the gunshot wound at 9:22 a.m. Tuesday and then contacted the Sheriff’s Department.

According to a press release issued by Pals, Henning told authorities he accidentally discharged a firearm Monday night with the bullet striking him in the leg. The type of gun was not disclosed. The incident took place at his home at 429 First St. in Meservey.

Authorities are continuing to determine a cause of the accident. No foul play is suspected.

The Belmond Police Department is assisting in the investigation.

— By Deb Nicklay

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  1. Charliedontsurf
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    Charliedontsurf - August 21, 2013 1:10 pm
    Guns don't kill people, dumb people kill people. Yet another close call with natural selection in north Iowa.
  2. xxx
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    xxx - August 21, 2013 7:20 am
    LOL. A colossal waste of tax dollars. What will the report say? "Investigation of accidental shooting found to be an accident."
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