OTTAWA - The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accidental shooting that happened Monday evening on Road 5.

According to a sheriff's department report from Sgt. Tony Recker, Josh Buckland, 18, was showing his friend Tristan Parker, 18, his new Glock handgun while traveling in the back seat of a pickup truck. The gun discharged striking Parker in the right thigh and exiting and then through the left calf and exiting.
The truck stopped at a residence on Road 5 and called 911 at 6:52 p.m. to wait for the EMS. Parker was transported to the St. Rita's Care Center in Ottawa, where he was treated and released.
The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office.