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MD: Man, 63, shoots own foot while hunting groundhogs

June 12, 2013

By Daniel Gross, FrederickNewspost.com

A Myersville man was treated for a gunshot wound after he accidentally shot himself in the foot while hunting groundhogs Monday afternoon, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.
 
Upon investigating, deputies determined the 63-year-old man was hunting groundhogs in a field near Forrest School Road.
 
While hunting, the man lowered the muzzle of his rifle toward the ground and the gun went off, striking the side of his foot.

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