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