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Iowa man emptying shotgun shoots neighbor

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NEWTON (KWWL) - Police in Newton say a local man shot his next door neighbor through a wall when his shotgun went off accidentally.  Officers said 24-year-old Scott Atkinson was attempting to unload his shotgun late Thursday night when it discharged. The shot traveled through the wall and hit a 23-year-old man in the next apartment.  The neighbor was shot in the arm and taken to an area hospital for treatment. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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