Charles Simonton, of Newport, Indiana, had just purchased a .22-caliber handgun from Darrel's Custom Firearms shop in Cayuga. As Charles and his son, 20-year-old William, were getting in their pickup truck Charles unintentionally discharged the weapon.
William was shot in the leg just above his knee. William had to be airlifted to a hospital in Indianapolis for treatment.
Police said William's injury did not appear to be life threatening. They did not indicate if any charges would be filed against Charles.