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Iowa Man Injured from Gunshot Wounds

REDFIELD – A rural Redfield man was injured by self-inflicted gunshot wounds Saturday morning.
Larry Godwin, 68, shot a .22 caliber handgun at a raccoon he had caught in a live trap when the bullet ricocheted from the cage striking him in the upper right thigh, lower abdomen area. When he dropped the gun, it fired again striking him in approximately the same spot shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday at his rural Dallas County farm.

Godwin was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines by a private vehicle where he was being treated for what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The incident is under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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