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East Huntingdon man shoots self in hand with pistol

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 3:39 p.m.
 

An East Huntingdon man accidentally shot himself in the hand early Monday, according to state police.

Jeremy Clark Sultzer, 24, was in a bedroom of a Homestead Avenue home playing video games at 1:45 a.m. when he took out a recently purchased Sig Sauer .9mm pistol and loaded it, police said.

Sultzer was placing the gun back in its holster and attempting to lower the hammer when his finger slipped, causing the weapon to discharge, police said. The bullet went through Sultzer's left hand, breaking several bones, police said.

He was treated at Excela Health Frick Hospital and later taken to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, where he was in fair condition Tuesday afternoon.

 

 
 


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