Berne man accidentally shoots himself
A resident of N. Jefferson St. in Berne apparently accidentally shot himself early Thursday afternoon.
Dennis Raesner, 65, was reported in fair condition this morning at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
According to reports, he had a gun in his back pocket and it went off, striking him in the back or side. Raesner was rushed by EMS to Adams Memorial Hospital, when the Samitarian helicopter was called.
Calls to the Berne Police Department by this newspaper were not returned by Chief Tim Taylor. This morning, the Berne department issued a press release which said, "On Thursday, November 4, 2011, a male was injured in an accidental shooting on N. Jefferson St. and taken to the hospital by the EMS."