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Police: Man accidentally shoots self in leg outside Walmart

MT. POCONO, Pa. - A man accidentally shot himself in a leg outside a Walmart store in Monroe County on Wednesday, according to police.

Pocono Mountain Regional police and Pocono Mountain Regional EMS were dispatched to the Walmart in Mt. Pocono after they were advised the 911 caller was a man located in his vehicle parked in the parking lot.

Officers arrived on scene, secured the weapon and applied a tourniquet to the man's leg. He was transported to a local hospital.

Police said they're considering the incident as accidental. No criminal charges are pending.


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