Accidental shooting injures one

Courtesy: Ken Allsup/Oksy News

UPDATE: The victim of an accidental shooting in southeast Iowa has died.

The Mahaska County Sheriff's Office received a call around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday stating there was a person on the ground with what appeared to be a gunshot wound at the Hull Shooting Range four miles west of Oskaloosa.

Authorities released the victimâ??s identity on Thursday.

He was Daniel Eugene Karow, 73, of Oskaloosa.

The sheriff's office says deputies arrived and found Karow semi-concious.

He was taken by ambulance to Mahaska Health Partnership where he died a few hours later as the result of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Investigators said it appears Karow was unloading a revolver when it went off and struck him.

The shooting was investigated by the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.


A Heartland man was injured Wednesday afternoon in an apparent accidental shooting at an area gun range.

A spokesman from the Mahaska County Sheriffâ??s Office told KTVO that the department is investigating a shooting at the Hull Shooting Range a few miles west of Oskaloosa.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The sheriffâ??s office considers the investigation on-going and hopes to release more information on Thursday.

Officials noted the investigation into the incident is not being pursued as a criminal matter.

The incident is considered an accident.