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Investigation underway after apparent Bartholomew Co. hunting accident death

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an apparent hunting accident that claimed the life of a Columbus man.


About 9:00 am Sunday, officers were dispatched to the area near the 9200 block of South State Road 58 in Columbus after a hunter was found unresponsive by a family member after he failed to return home.


John Walker, 54, of Columbus, was found suffering from a gunshot wound that initial investigation suggests came from an accidental discharge of his firearm. Walker was pronounced dead at the scene.


Exact cause of death is pending autopsy results.


This investigation is still ongoing, and more information will be released as it becomes available.