Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 13, 2013

Police say shooting in Mercer County was accidental

BLUEWELL — A shooting in Mercer County is being called accidental,  according to the West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment.

A male subject suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound by using a new handgun. The incident occurred approximately 9 p.m. Monday on Quail Road off Lorton Lick Road, said Trooper E.C. Graham.

“He was messing with a new .40 caliber handgun, when he shot himself in the leg,” Graham said.

The injury didn’t appear to be life-threatening, Graham said.


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