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UPDATE: Dubuque Police investigate accidental shooting

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

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Police cars and lights were surrounding a home in Dubuque after two men suffered gunshot wounds.

Audio from the police scanner gives us a better idea of what happened. "The gun is sitting on the table, it's a 28-year-old male shot in the leg."

It happened Saturday just after 10:30 p.m. inside a home on the 2100 block of Garfield Avenue.

Police say a man was showing his handgun to a friend. The gun then went off, shooting himself in the leg.

However, police tell KWWL they believe this incident was an accident.

The bullet then apparently went through his friend's left shin. "Officers on scene are advising there's a second subject with a gunshot wound. Start to make a code 1," a dispatcher said on the scanner.

Both men whose names have not been released, were taken to an area hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not life threatening.

Dubuque police say they are not looking to file any charges, but this could change.

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Two people have been injured after a shooting in Dubuque.

Police say it happened inside a home Saturday night on the 2100 block of Garfield Avenue.

They say it looks to be accidental.

Police say a man was showing his friend a handgun when it went off, shooting himself in the leg. They say the bullet then went into his friends left shin.

Both were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Authorities are not releasing names at this time, and are investigating. 

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