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Bloomington man allegedly shoots own hand accidentally

A Bloomington man reported to Bloomington police that he shot himself while dismantling a handgun in Green County, but police said his statements were marked with inconsistencies.

Police responded to IU-Bloomington Hospital Tuesday about 3 a.m. to a report of a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his left hand, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said.

The man’s girlfriend told police that he had returned home before seeking medical attention at the hospital.

The man sustained an entry wound in his left palm and an exit wound in the same arm. Due to “vagueness” in his statements police are actively investigating the case.

State law mandates that all gunshot wound victims be reported to police authorities immediately.

Anyone who fails to do so commits a class A misdemeanor.

“There are clearly some inconsistencies with his statements,” Crider said.

Anyone with pertinent information can contact Crider at 812-349-3370.

Dennis Barbosa

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