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Man accidentally shoots self in leg on MLK Boulevard
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Paramedics wheel off a patient on a stretcher after he accidentally shot himself in the leg at Syfan Landscape Center on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele

Authorities said a man accidentally shot himself before 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Gainesville near Syfan Landscape Center.

The man, who police have not identified, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

“For unknown reasons, he had it out and accidentally discharged it and shot himself,” Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said.

Gainesville Fire spokesman Keith Smith said the bullet went in the top of the man’s leg and ended up going through his big toe.

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Paramedics wheel off a patient on a stretcher after he accidentally shot himself in the leg at Syfan Landscape Center on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele
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