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Somerville man in hospital after accidentally shot in groin

SOMERVILLE A Somerville was in Huntsville Hospital on Sunday after he was accidentally shot in the groin.

Morgan County Chief Deputy Mike Corley said the shooting occurred on Rock Ledge Road on Saturday night at about 11:50.

Corley said the man and his hunting partner were inspecting weapons when the victim reached for a 20-gauge and it fired accidentally.

A helicopter took the victim to Huntsville Hospital. There was no word from the hospital on his condition. Corley said the victim underwent surgery and hospital officials were, "giving a pretty good report on him."

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