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Man shoots self helping neighbor move

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W. BURLINGTON (KWWL) - West Burlington police say a man accidentally shot himself in the leg with a rifle while helping a neighbor move.

Police say 27-year-old James Brauers was helping his neighbor move some items inside an apartment on Monday when a loaded black-powder, .45-caliber rifle went off, hitting him in the leg.

Brauers underwent surgery, but hospital officials would not disclose his condition or whether he has been released.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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