ksal.com

Salina, KS

Now: 51 °F

Currently: Partly Cloudy

Hi: 51 °F | Lo: 45 °F

Thursday

Hi: 70 °F 

Lo: 49 °F

Friday

Hi: 81 °F 

Lo: 59 °F

Saturday

Hi: 83 °F 

Lo: 62 °F

Sunday

Hi: 74 °F 

Lo: 54 °F

Monday

Hi: 79 °F 

Lo: 55 °F

Hospice of Salina
Paul McCartney

Kansas man accidentally shot at meat plant; buffalo blamed

Associated Press - January 14, 2017 2:19 pm

Authorities say a man accidentally was shot while trying to help kill a buffalo at a south-central Kansas meat-processing business.

Authorities say a man accidentally was shot while trying to help kill a buffalo at a south-central Kansas meat-processing business.

The Reno County Sheriff’s Department says Duane Helms of Moundridge was wounded in the leg shortly before 12:30 p.m. Friday at Yoder Meats in Yoder.

Authorities say Helms was assisting a Yoder Meats employee in trying to shoot a buffalo so the animal could be butchered.

The sheriff’s department says a Yoder Meats employee with a rifle was atop a ladder, trying to shoot a buffalo confined in a trailer, when the animal turned, jarring the ladder and knocking the employee off balance. That’s when the rifle discharged, shooting Helms.

The department did not immediately disclose Helms’ medical status Saturday.