Accidental Weapon Discharge Results in Injury

OTTUMWA-On Sunday, October 8, 2017, at approximately 11:41 p.m., Ottumwa Police responded to the Ottumwa Regional Health Center on a report that a patient arrived at the hospital with a possible gunshot wound.


Preliminary investigation suggests that the injuries to the patient were caused by an accidental discharge of a firearm into the ground which caused the bullet to fragment into pieces.  The bullet fragment then struck the patient in the foot resulting in minor injury.


This incident occurred in the 200 Block of Clayton Street in Ottumwa.  If anyone has information about this shooting they are requested to contact the Ottumwa Police Department at 641-683-0661.