Missouri National Guard member injured by gunshot during training
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.