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Man forgot a round in gun’s chamber prior to accidental shooting, Clearwater police say

Clearwater police are investigating an accidental shooting that injured a man, officials said.

Emergency crews were called to an accidental shooting at around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of South Byers in Clearwater, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. The supervisor was not able to provide the patient’s condition, but paramedics speaking over the radio said that one person was awake and alert after suffering a single gunshot wound from a 9 mm handgun.

“This was an accidental shooting that happened when an adult male ejected a magazine from his weapon, but forgot the round in the chamber,” Clearwater Police Chief Bill Hisle said. “He was transported in stable condition to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.”

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