Alabama man shoots himself, 6-year-old daughter while cleaning gun

By David Edwards
Monday, February 18, 2013 14:48 EDT
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An Alabama man was in surgery on Sunday after police said he shot himself and his 6-year-old daughter while cleaning his gun.

Homicide Unit commander Capt. Loyd Baker said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit had been called to the scene by Northport police to investigate a 45-year-old man who reportedly fired a round into his own leg as he was cleaning a 9 mm pistol, according to Al.com.

The daughter was also grazed by the bullet after it exited the man’s leg.

Both the man and the girl were taken to DCH Regional Medical Center, where the man was expected to undergo surgery. The girl was treated for minor injuries.

Baker said that investigators had not decided if charges would be filed.

Watch this video from WCFT-TV, broadcast Feb. 17, 2013.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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