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Wichita man shoots himself in leg while sleeping

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at 6:12 p.m.

A 27-year-old man who told police he shot himself in the leg Sunday was taken to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition.

The man called police at 3:30 p.m., saying he had been sleeping with a loaded gun and it accidently went off. The bullet struck him in the lower right leg.

The incident happened in the 2200 block of S. Rock Road, a Sedgwick County dispatcher said.

No one else was with the man at the time of the shooting.

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