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Center Grove resident accidentally shoots self


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A man was taken to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the shin at a Center Grove area home.

Martin Smith was at home 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 5400 block of Old Smith Valley Road when he accidentally shot himself in the leg. He told police the gun went off when he put it in his waistband. He was taken to Franciscan St. Francis-Indianapolis shortly after, where he was treated and released, hospital spokesman Joe Stuteville said.

A friend who had been in Smith’s room told police Smith had been dancing around and waving the gun before it went off, the report said.

Smith tried to force his way out of the ambulance before sheriff’s deputies were able to keep him in the gurney and take him to the hospital, the report said.

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