Police: E. Idaho man loses finger in accidental shooting

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 28, 2017 at 2:50 p.m.



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REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — Police in eastern Idaho say a 49-year-old Rexburg man accidently shot off his middle finger.

Rexburg police tell KIFI-TV (http://bit.ly/2v5aNQX) that the man didn't think the gun was loaded when he pulled the trigger on the .44-caliber handgun at about 12:20 a.m. Friday.

Police haven't released the man's name, but say he was hospitalized for treatment.

No charges have been filed.

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Information from: KIFI-TV, http://www.localnews8.com/

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