Robertsville, Mo. - Early this afternoon Sheriff Gary Toelke released a statement regarding a shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning (December 24.
Toelke said that at approximately 12:45 AM, deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Robertsville Road in reference to a gunshot victim.
Upon arrival, deputies determined that the victim had been shot in the foot with a 410 Ga, weapon.
The victim stated that the weapon discharged striking him in the foot when he thought he heard someone trying to enter his residence.
The subject was transported to Mercy Hospital in Washington. The shooting is still under investigation.
The victim had past felony convictions from other states and was in possession of a firearm.