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Kewanna woman accidentally shot in leg at gun range

A Kewanna woman was injured in an accidental shooting at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department gun range.


The Indiana State Police were called by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.  Master Trooper Mike Meiser arrived on scene and found Denise Baker, 66, with a gunshot wound to her left calf.  During the investigation he discovered that Bruce Baker, 75, of rural Kewanna, and his wife were at the gun range along with other Fulton County deputies for target practice. 


Baker is a former Fulton County sheriff.


Baker and his wife had returned to their vehicle, when Bruce Baker dropped a magazine to his Glock 9 mm.  Baker bent over to retrieve the magazine and that is when the gun accidentally discharged.  The bullet ricocheted off the bumper and struck Denise Baker in the left calf. 


A Fulton County Deputy applied a tourniquet to her leg before EMS arrived.  Baker was flown to a Ft. Wayne hospital with a non-life threatening injury.