Missouri National Guard member injured by gunshot during training

1 month 3 days 22 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:40:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
By: Joshua Tyler, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

MACON - Deputies are investigating after a member of the Missouri National Guard was shot at a training site near Macon.

The guardsman was driving a truck when a bullet came through the windshield and lodged in the truck's metal frame. Shrapnel from the frame hit the driver in the face. The driver was transported to a Columbia hospital and their condition is unknown. A passenger in the truck was unhurt.

When deputies arrived, they heard gunfire continuing. While investigating, they found a landowner nearby sighting rifles, unaware of anything going on even after the guardsman was hurt.

Members of the guard said they heard 15-20 shots after the victim was injured, though they didn't know who was shooting or at what.

The office's investigation is ongoing and names are being withheld until it is completed.

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