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Saline County man injured in accidental shooting

Monday, April 25, 2011

An accidental shooting sent one Saline County resident to the hospital Saturday afternoon, April 23.

Deputies were notified of an accidental shooting on Meyer Lake Road shortly after 1:30 p.m. The victim and another man were firing a .22 caliber handgun out the window of the victim's residence.

According to sheriff's reports, the man was attempting to clear a misfired shell when the weapon fired, shooting the other man in the leg.

Alcohol was involved in the incident, deputies said. The shooter had a blood alcohol concentration of .082 percent, according to the sheriff's report. The legal limit for driving in Missouri is .08 percent.

The weapon and shells were collected as evidence.

Contact Patrick Nolan at pnolan@marshallnews.com