KCK man celebrating New Year's accidentally shoots himself

Published: Jan. 1, 2019 at 12:13 PM CST
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Every year, police departments warn people NOT to fire their guns into the air to celebrate the New Year. They give plenty good reasons, but here's one more that wasn't on many of their lists.

A man reportedly shot himself in the stomach while celebrating the New Year,


According to the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Dept., officers found the man in the 900 block of S 57th Terr. Investigators say he planned to grab the .22 caliber handgun and shoot it off in air. Instead, he accidentally shot himself.

He is expected to recover.

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