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Man accidentally shoots himself

injuries nonlife-threatening

June 10, 2013
  • A man accidentally shot himself in the area of West Church Street between West Side Avenue and Alexander Street in Hagerstown early Sunday.
By Colleen McGrath/Staff Photograph

Hagerstown police said a man accidentally shot himself early Sunday on the city’s West End.

Lt. Tom Langston said the shooting occurred just before 2 a.m. Sunday on Church Street between West Side Avenue and Alexander Street.

Police said the man, whose name is not being used because charges were pending, has an extensive criminal record in the Baltimore area.

Some of those charges include theft, marijuana possession, reckless endangerment and firearm possession with a felony conviction, according to Maryland online court records.  

Officers were investigating the area of the shooting Sunday morning when they received a call from 911 dispatchers saying a man with a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound was at Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown.

Langston said the shot was fired from a stolen .22-caliber handgun.

— Dan Dearth

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