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Man critically injured in accidental shooting

Man critically injured in accidental shooting

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A man is in critical condition after he accidentally shot himself while checking for burglars.

Salt Lake police say it happened around 3:20 a.m. at a residence near 900 East and 500 South. They say the man thought he heard someone in his apartment, woke up and grabbed his .22-caliber handgun and his flashlight.

He went to turn on his flashlight but pulled the gun's trigger instead.

The bullet hit him in the chest. He was able to call 911. Officers broke down the apartment door and found him injured. The man was taken to University of Utah Medical Center in critical condition.

Police say there is no evidence of a burglary in the apartment.

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