KCK man celebrating New Year's accidentally shoots himself

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- 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, KCTV5 reports.

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.