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Man, 19, accidentally shoots himself in the leg near IU's Memorial Stadium

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 17:27:24-04

BLOOMINGTON — A 19-year-old accidentally shot himself in the leg while walking near Indiana University's Memorial Stadium on Monday.

Bloomington police were called to the area just west of Dunn Street and Varsity Lane just before 4 p.m. Monday. Police said they initially believed the man had been shot by someone else, however, the man eventually admitted that the gun had gone off in his pocket as he was walking.

The discharged round struck the man in the leg, police said. The victim was taken to the IU Health emergency department for treatment.

Police in Bloomington are investigating an apparent shooting Monday afternoon in the area just west of Indiana University's Memorial Stadium.