Man shoots himself in leg accidentally

A Franklin man accidentally shot himself in the leg early on New Year’s Day when he dropped his gun with a bullet still in the chamber, he told police.

The bullet struck Kyle Berry, a resident of the 4000 block of Jason Avenue, in the leg, according to a police report. Police were called just after midnight on Jan. 1 when he went to the Johnson Memorial Health emergency room.

Police searched the home to make sure the bullet hadn’t left the property.

Berry told police he was carrying his 9mm handgun and dropped it accidentally. He had already removed the magazine, and didn’t know that a bullet was in the chamber, he told police. The gun went off when it hit the ground, the report said.