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Victim Claims Gun Shot Wounds Were Self-Inflicted

Victim Claims Gun Shot Wounds Were Self-Inflicted

Posted - Feb. 23, 2004 at 4:43 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- Utah County investigators are trying to sort out a shooting that appears to be accidental. Deputies pulled over a Jeep after an Elberta resident called 911 and said someone had reported a shooting.

26-year-old Adam Harp of Payson had been shot in the leg two or three times and was sent to the hospital. Two others in the car said the group was out rabbit hunting. They told police that Harp got out of the car to shoot a rabbit and shot himself with his semi-automatic handgun.

Sgt. Dennis Harris, Utah County Sheriff's Office: "Seems a little strange. We're looking into it. Obviously there's a possibility that could have happened."

Deputies didn't find the handgun, which also seems odd to investigators, but they're piecing it together.

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