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Man accidentally shoots self in leg in Carrington

By Gary Lloyd

A 62-year-old white male has been transported to UAB Hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg, according to Trussville Fire Chief Russell Ledbetter.

The accident happened about 5 p.m. Saturday in Carrington in Trussville, Ledbetter said.

Ledbetter said the man told police he was cleaning his .45-caliber gun when it discharged. Ledbetter said the man’s injuries should not be life-threatening, though he did say the wound was “pretty significant.”

Ledbetter said the bullet also hit part of the man’s hand.

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