Police: Man accidentally shot himself in Youngstown home

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police say a man accidentally shot himself in a Youngstown home on Tuesday while he said he was fixing the gun for a friend.

The man was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound to the thigh. Police said it seemed like the bullet also grazed his palm.

During their investigation, police found that the man had a warrant for his arrest out of Cuyahoga County and a past conviction for kidnapping, which would prohibit him from having a weapon.

Police said when the man shot himself, there were a lot of people inside the E. Laclede Avenue home, including two kids.

Officers took the gun.

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