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Manchester police investigate shooting called accidental

MANCHESTER — Police said a city teen accidentally shot himself in the foot Thursday morning during an argument with another person in the area of 499 Belmont St.

Todd Bernatchez, 19, was transported to the Elliot Hospital, where he will likely require surgery for the injury.

Police said Bernatchez apparently discharged the firearm accidentally during a verbal argument shortly before 11 a.m. He will be charged with a felony of reckless conduct and a misdemeanor of carrying a firearm without a license once he is medically cleared.


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