Stearns County Investigating Accidental Shooting

Stearns County Investigating Accidental Shooting Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns County Sheriff's Office

(KNSI) - Officials in Stearns County are investigating a crash and an accidental shooting.

The sheriff's department says Saturday night, the Sauk Centre Police Department was investigating a single vehicle accident in the 500 block of Main Street North. They say a truck had run over an electrical box.

During the investigation, police were notified someone showed up at the hospital in Sauk Centre with a gunshot wound. They say the shooting happened at a home in the 49000 block of 400th Street in Ashley Township.

Further investigation shows that 32 year old Justin Henrichs of Sauk Centre and 38 year old Jason Rugemer of Villard were at the home when a pistol Henrichs was handling accidentally went off and shot him in the hand.

The crash happened while Rugemer was taking Henrichs to the hospital.

The injuries are considered non life-threatening.

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