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Bethlehem police say man shot himself at NRA event

Published April 09. 2014 07:21AM

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man participating in an eastern Pennsylvania gun club event ended up in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself.

Bethlehem police Deputy Chief Todd Repsher told The Express-Times (http://bit.ly/1mWx8FX) that the man was at the Steel City Gun Club on Tuesday as part of a program put on by the National Rifle Association and hosted in part by the Bethlehem Police Department.

Repsher said city police handled the incident and sent the man to a hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening leg injury.

The man's name was not released.

Several police and security agencies were taking part in the program, including two Bethlehem police officers.

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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