Deer hunter shot in leg in Delaware County

DELHI, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a Dubuque deer hunter has been injured when he was shot in the leg while hunting in Delaware County.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says that 53-year-old Kenneth Leslein was hunting near the Maquoketa River Friday morning when he slipped and the pistol he was using went off, shooting him in the leg.

He was taken to a local hospital and later transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.