IN: Local man killed in hunting accident

Published: Jan 11, 2021 11:57 AM | Updated: Jan 12, 2021 5:11 AM

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is investigating an apparent hunting accident that claimed the life of a Bartholomew County man.

When a hunter failed to return home Sunday morning, a family member went to look for him and found him unresponsive. Conservation officers were dispatched to the 9200 block of South State Road 58 at 9 a.m.

John Walker, 54, of Columbus, was found with a gunshot wound that initial investigation suggests came from an accidental discharge of his firearm. Walker was pronounced dead at the scene.

DNR is awaiting autopsy results and the investigation remains ongoing.

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