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Man throws bag with gun, shoots himself

LINCOLN COUNTY (WAOW) -- A Gleason man threw a bag holding a .38-caliber gun and it fired, hitting him in the leg, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators say it happened Saturday afternoon when the man threw down the bag containing the loaded pistol in his bedroom in his home on State Road 17.

Officials say the 52-year-old man was taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he was treated and released. They say no criminal charges will be forwarded in the case.

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