Police: Durham man shoots himself in leg during accidental discharge

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Saturday, December 16, 2017
Durham police

DURHAM (WTVD) -- A Durham man is in the hospital after police said he accidentally shot himself in the leg while sitting in his car.

According to police, the incident happened around 1 p.m. Saturday on East Main Street and North Alston Avenue.

Officers said the man was inside of his car when his gun discharged, injuring his leg.

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The man was transported to Duke University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have ruled the shooting an accidental discharge; no charges were filed.