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Police: Navy man believed to have shot his own leg
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Police believe a Navy serviceman accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday morning at the Gainesville recruitment center on Dawsonville Highway.

Police said they believe a Navy serviceman accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday morning at the Gainesville recruitment center.

Gainesville Police responded to an accidental shooting around 10:30 a.m. at the Gainesville military recruitment center on Dawsonville Highway.

“There has been one member of the Armed Forces who has been shot,” Gainesville Police spokesman Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said.

The preliminary investigation, Holbrook said, led police to believe the man shot himself.

The man was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where his condition is unknown.

“It’s important for us to let the community know that there is no need for public alarm,” Holbrook said.

This story will be updated.

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