Waukon man injured by accidental gunshot

Sunday, January 20 at 12:35 p.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Emergency Dispatch Center received a report of an accidental gunshot that had occurred in a farm field along Makee Drive near the intersection of Dug Road.

Brock Gode Berns, age 20, of Waukon was retrieving a firearm for hunting when it accidentally discharged, striking him in the leg. Berns was transported to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The accident is being investigated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Assisting at the scene was the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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