Cassopolis man injured in accidental shooting incident

(Photo supplied/ABC 57)

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says a neighbor was accidentally shot by a man shooting at targets.

It happened Monday at a little before 12:30 p.m. at a home in Milton Township, according to police.

Deputies found 42-year-old Justin Anderson had been shot. His wound was considered non-life threatening and he was taken to the hospital by a private party for treatment.

It was determined that his neighbor had been target shooting with a .223 rifle and one of his rounds had missed the back stop. It went into a wooded area and hit the victim about 500 to 600 yards away.

Rifle owners are reminded to make sure to have a proper back stop if you’re practicing, make sure you shoot towards a safe and unoccupied area, and know where your rounds are going.

Charges are pending on the shooter. His name is being withheld unless he’s charged.

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