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Guy shoots himself in leg not once, but twice in Grand Blanc Township

February 23, 2012

By David Harris, MLive.com

A 42-year-old Grand Blanc Township man may do well with a refresher course on gun safety.
The man was hunting small game in Grand Blanc Township on Sunday when he tied his rifle on a rope so he could carry it up a tree.
Nothing could possibly go wrong with that plan, right?
As he was making his way up the tree, the hunter dropped the gun and it went off, according to Grand Blanc Township Police.
The first shot his left leg, followed by another shot that hit his right leg. Ouch.
He was able to crawl out to a nearby road where a relative came to his aid.
He was taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
He later told police he thought the rifle's safety was on. Officers then informed him it's probably not the best idea to tie the rope around the trigger.
On the bright side, the Department of Natural Resources came out and ruled it a hunting accident and that the man had not broken any laws.

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