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FWPD: Man accidentally shoots self in bar parking lot


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - A man suffered life-threatening injuries after police said he accidentally shot himself in a bar parking lot over the weekend.

Just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Fort Wayne Police responded to The Latch String Bar & Grill on Clinton Street to a reported shooting.

When police arrived, they found a man suffering a gunshot wound to his face.

Medics took him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses at the scene told police he was showing his gun to someone when it went off.

The man reportedly didn't think the gun was loaded.

Police said they do not believe this was an attempt to end his life.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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