Kenosha Man Shot in Stomach by Senior Citizen at Shooting Range

Shooting victim transported to Froedert Hospital in serious condition

by Tina Johansson

A Kenosha man was shot in the abdomen Saturday, by a senior citizen who was apparently attempting to correct his malfunctioning shotgun.

On April 8, just before 11 a.m., Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and the Bristol Fire & Rescue Department were called to the Conservation Club of Kenosha County in Bristol for a report of a subject accidentally shot.

He tried to clear that malfunction from the gun when it discharged, striking the Kenosha man who was standing approximately 20 feet away. – Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office

When they arrived, deputies found a 64-year old Kenosha man had been shot in the abdomen at the trap shooting range on the facility.

The Kenosha County District Attorney’s office is looking into charges of injury by negligent handling of a firearm, for Donald Bekeleski, 72, of Elk Grove Village.

According to the sheriff’s office, Bekeleski had been shooting a 20 gauge shotgun which had malfunctioned. He tried to clear that malfunction from the gun when it discharged, striking the Kenosha man who was standing approximately 20 feet away.

The victim was transported to Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee with serious injuries.

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