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New Castle man recovering after accidental shooting at Clearview Mall

Tawnya Panizzi
| Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, 5:24 a.m.
In this file photo from July 15, flags flew at half-staff in tribute to state police  Trooper Michael P. Stewart, 26, at the state police station in Greensburg.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
In this file photo from July 15, flags flew at half-staff in tribute to state police Trooper Michael P. Stewart, 26, at the state police station in Greensburg.

A 63-year-old man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at Clearview Mall.

State Police in Butler said the New Castle man, who was not identified, was in the restroom at J.C. Penny when he dropped a small handgun. He tried to catch the gun and it fired, police said.

The extent of the man’s injuries were not clear but he was treated by Butler Ambulance Service. He has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, police confirmed.

No one else was injured.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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