Local news reports
St. Joseph County deputies are investigating what they're calling an accidental shooting.
They say a 56-year-old man was working on a tractor in the area of Wing Road in Leonidas Township, when a loaded .22 caliber rifle fell off one of the tractor tires.
When the rifle hit the ground, it discharged, shooting the victim in the ankle.
The victim was taken to the hospital.
Right now, deputies do not suspect foul play or believe that alcohol or drugs were factors.
No foul play, no alcohol, no drugs, just bumbling stupidity and the failure to safely handle a weapon.