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Man Who Shot Himself Says He Didn't Believe The Gun Was Real

The victim said he started "messing with" what appeared to be a cap gun that was sitting on a table.

Man Who Shot Himself Says He Didn't Believe The Gun Was Real

An Adairsville man who accidentally shot himself said he didn't believe the gun was real, although "everyone told him it was."

The 24-year-old said he met up with an old friend and visited another home, possibly in Red Top Estates, between 4 and 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, above.

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The victim returned home with a gunshot wound to his right thigh—with the entry wound to the front of the leg and the exit wound on the back—and his girlfriend drove him to Cartersville Medical Center. Medical personnel alerted police to the man's injury about 9:30 a.m.

"(The victim) advised while at the residence he noticed what appeared to be a cap gun on the table and began to mess with it," the report says. "He advised everyone told him it was real but he did not believe them. 

"He advised he then accidentally shot himself in the leg but due to it not hurting that bad he did not want to go to the hospital immediately. (The victim) advised he was intoxicated during the incident." 


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