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IN: Two men shot while coyote hunting by unknown assaliant
Jun 24, 2023 08:05 ET

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The Rush County Sheriff’s Department said they received a call of a shooting near 400 West and 650 South just before 11 p.m. Saturday night, June 17. Deputies arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

The men, later identified as Joseph Bell and Alan Stockman, told police they were coyote hunting when they were shot by an unknown assailant from an unknown direction.

Medics took Bell in a helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment, while other medics took Stockman in an ambulance to Decatur County Hospital.

Both men's conditions are said to be stable as of Monday afternoon, police said.

Authorities believe the incident is a hunting accident. The case was sent to the Rush County Prosecutor's Office for review of possible criminal charges.