Man injured in grenade accident

10 Nov

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an incident involving a grenade launcher. Kevin Patterson (41), from Walkerton, was injured after firing a starburst grenade round from an AR-15 platform rifle.
The incident occurred at a private shooting range in the 3000 block of Plymouth-LaPorte Trail in Marshall County.
“The 37 millimeter starburst grenade is an aerial illumination round, similar to an aerial firework,” said Conservation Officer Corporal Ashlee Jackson. The grenade detonated in the launch tube under the rifle barrel.
Kevin Patterson was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of injuries to his arm.The results of the investigation will be forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms for review.
Indiana Conservation Officers, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, and Indiana State Police were on scene.

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8 Responses to “Man injured in grenade accident”

  1. Perry MX Stabler via Facebook November 10, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    Weapons of mass destruction in Walkerton ??

  2. Brenda Kirk via Facebook November 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    scarey!

  3. Debi Bullard Stout via Facebook November 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Love that ur always on top of things!

  4. Lori Vorkapich via Facebook November 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    that is too funny MX!

  5. Chuck Pullen via Facebook November 10, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Don’t encouraging him Lori lol

  6. Lori Vorkapich via Facebook November 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    MX is outta control now…Chuck…we gotta round him up and tie him tight…

  7. Cool Breeze via Facebook November 11, 2013 at 4:39 am #

    probably an ex-marine?

  8. Patricia Gillham via Facebook November 11, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    Of course… Marshall County

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