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Fort Wayne man accidentally shoots himself twice with one shot

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 1:10 pm

A Fort Wayne man gave himself two wounds with one accidental shot from a 9 mm handgun around 8 p.m. Monday, but Fort Wayne Police did not believe his injuries were life-threatening.

The man explained to police that he had forgotten the gun had a round in its chamber when he “decocked” it. The gun went off, and officers at the man's home reported that it appeared it went through his left wrist and left leg.

Police report that the victim's girlfriend offered a succinct explanation. One officer wrote that she “stated the victim recently bought a new handgun and was (messing) around with it.” The officer wrote that the victim's girlfriend explained that “the victim has had one previous accidental discharge but did not shoot anyone that time.”