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Gun Accident Leaves Man Injured

March 30, 2020 10:49am

A Storm Lake man was injured as a result from an accidental gun discharge.

Storm Lake Police Officers were called to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Emergency Room shortly after 11:30 Sunday night in response to a male patient who was presenting a gun shot wound. Upon arrival, police met with a 32-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the hand.

After conducting an investigation, police allege that the man was cleaning a handgun at a residence in Storm Lake when the weapon accidentally discharged, striking him in the hand. The man suffered apparent minor injuries, and no other individuals were injured in the incident.