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Man accidentally shoots himself at safety checkpoint

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 4/22/2014 2:02 pm
PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a man accidentally shot himself at a traffic safety checkpoint in Pontotoc County over the weekend.

Authorities say troopers had set up a roadblock on Highway 342 at the Valley Road intersection around 6:30 p.m Saturday night.

They say the man had a firearm stuck down next to the seat of the car and attempted to push it farther down when it discharged.

The bullet went through the man's arm, hit the side of his face and exited through his ear.

No charges have been filed in connection with the incident, which remains under investigation.

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