Man shoots off tip of own finger at Southern Minnesota Sportsman’s Club

(ABC 6 News) – A 44-year-old man called the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office from the hospital to report the loss of part of his finger.

At about 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, the sheriff’s office received a call from an Olmsted Medical Center emergency room.

The caller told the sheriff’s office that he and a friend were shooting at the Southern Minnesota Sportsman’s Club (6251 20th St. SE in Marion Township).

At about 2 p.m., the caller was shooting a .22 rifle, lost track of where his right hand supporting the barrel was placed, and his right pointer finger drifted in front of the barrel.

The man shot his own finger, taking off the "pad" of the finger, but without damaging the bone.

The man’s friend drove him to the hospital.