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Police: Man Accidentally Shoots Self With Stolen Gun

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LEXINGTON ,Ky. (LEX 18) - Police say a man is in jail after he accidentally shot himself with a stolen gun in Lexington.

It happened around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon in the Dick's Sporting Goods parking lot in Hamburg.

Police say the man had a gun in his pocket and it went off, sending a bullet through his leg. Initially, investigators say he tried to hide the weapon from police. That's when they discovered the gun was stolen.

The man is expected to recover. The victim's been charged with evidence tampering and receiving stolen property.     

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