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Gosport man acquitted of any wrongdoing in a hunting accident



BLOOMINGTON – A two-day trial in Monroe Circuit Court last week, cleared hunter Michael Nanny, of Gosport of any wrongdoing.

Nanny was accused of two counts of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

Nanny was accused of firing his New England-brand 12-gauge shotgun while turkey hunting just before dawn on Sunday, April 29, 2018, leaving two other Gosport men injured.

According to Indiana Conservation officers the victims, a 43-year-old man, and a 48-year-old man were turkey hunting around 6:40 a.m. on private property in northwest Monroe County.

As they hunted, another hunter was walking along the field line when he saw and heard what he thought to be a turkey, and fired in the direction of the two men.

Officials said the men were struck but neither man’s injuries were life-threatening.

The victims were transported to Indiana University Hospital Bloomington for treatment.

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