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FL: Hunter shoots himself

Emergency responders find accidental gunshot victim at gas station

By Jeff Burlew . Assistant Metro Editor . January 10, 2009

updated 10:09 a.m.

The hunter who accidentally shot himself this morning was injured in the lower right leg.

He was shot with a .357-caliber firearm.

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Updated 9:55 a.m.

A man accidentally shot himself in the knee this morning while hunting and drove to a nearby gas station for help, according to the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

His injury doesn't appear to be life-threatening, Sheriff's officials said.

The call for help came in about 9:35 a.m. The man was near Blountstown Highway and Smith Creek Road at the time.

Leon County Emergency Medical Services workers and deputies found the man at a Texaco station. He was taken to a local hospital just before 10 a.m.

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updated 9:50 a.m.

The hunter who reportedly shot himself on accident has been located at a Texaco station on Blountstown Highway.

There's no word yet on his condition. He drove himself to the station after shooting himself while hunting, according to emergency-scanner traffic.

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Updated 9:46 a.m.

Emergency responders are trying to find a man who reportedly shot himself on accident while hunting.

They're looking around Smith Creek Road and Blountstown Highway. The call for help came in about 9:35 a.m.

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The Leon County Sheriff's Office is responding to a call for help involving a hunter who apparently shot himself on accident.

Emergency-medical workers also are responding.

The man reportedly was in a pickup truck near Blountstown Highway and Smith Creek Road. He was shot while hunting, according to emergency-scanner traffic.

Leon County EMS has asked for the status of an air ambulance. There are no details yet on the severity of the injury.

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