Police: 81-year-old man accidentally shot himself in leg - WNEM TV 5

Police: 81-year-old man accidentally shot himself in leg

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Authorities say an elderly man accidentally shot himself in Isabella County.

Isabella County deputies were called about 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 to a home in the 1000 block of East Jordan Road for reports of a man with a single gunshot wound to the leg.

When investigators arrived, they found an 81-year-old man had accidentally shot himself in the lower left leg with a medium sized caliber handgun.

Deputies applied pressure to the wound until paramedics could arrive.

The man was taken to McLaren Emergency Room, then flown by helicopter to Covenant.

His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

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