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Fargo man accidentally shoots himself in hand

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Police say a 23-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand late Wednesday at a south Fargo apartment building.

Officers were called at 11:50 p.m. to 1602 47th St. S., where the tenant met them at the front door. He was taken by ambulance to a Fargo hospital and was expected to undergo surgery, Lt. Joel Vettel said.

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The tenant told police he was trying to de-cock the Desert Eagle 9 mm pistol when it discharged, Vettel said.

After the bullet went through the man's hand, it traveled through a closet wall before lodging in a shower wall in the apartment, Vettel said.

Police will complete a long-form complaint for discharging a firearm in city limits and send it to the city prosecutor's office for consideration, he said.

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