Gadsden man cuts out bullet after accidentally shooting self in

Gadsden man cuts out bullet after accidentally shooting self in stomach

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GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) -

A Gadsden man cut a bullet out of his own stomach after accidentally shooting himself while playing with a gun, according to police.

The 35-year-old man told police he had been out partying at nightclubs before he and a group of others went to his home in the 200 block of North 3rd Street in east Gadsden. The man said they started talking about going to the shooting range later in the day, and he started spinning a pistol around his finger.

The gun went off and a bullet struck the man's stomach, but didn't exit through his back.

"The man told police he could feel the bullet under his skin so he took a knife and cut it out himself," Captain Bobby Jackson with Gadsden PD said.

His friends convinced the man to go to Gadsden Regional Medical Center for treatment. Police say the accidental shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

The man's name has not been released.

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