MONROE COUNTY, Ind. – Two turkey hunters were injured after being shot by another hunter over the weekend.
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the incident happened Saturday morning at Morgan-Monroe State Forest.
Shawn Hooper, 51, of Fishers, fired in the direction of a 31-year-old Indianapolis man and a 34-year-old Danville man after misidentifying them, DNR said.
The men suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both refused medical treatment at the scene.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Indiana conservation officers said the incident serves as a reminder that hunters should always identify the target and what is in front and behind it before shooting while in the field.