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Police say man accidentally shot himself while sleeping


CONCORD — Police believe a man accidentally shot himself in the knee while possibly sleepwalking.

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“We don’t know for certain that’s what happened but that’s one of the possibilities,” Lt. Timothy O’Malley said of the shooting around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Wilfred Avenue.
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Police withheld the name and address of the victim because no charges were pending and the investigation was ongoing.
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O’Malley said the man’s injuries were serious but not life-threatening.
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A relative who called police told investigators that she believed he was sleepwalking when he shot himself in the left knee with a handgun, O’Malley said.
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O’Malley said investigators were trying to determine whether the gun had been secure and other details in the shooting, which was being considered an accident.
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