Paramedic treated for accidental gunshot wound
From Staff Reports

July 26, 2006 -- Police early this morning received a report of a gunshot victim being treated at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

However, while the man did have a gunshot wound to his shoulder, police determined the man accidentally injured himself while checking on suspicious activity at his residence, thus requiring no further investigation by officials.

The local paramedic told police from the emergency room at 2:20 a.m. that he got up after hearing something which stirred up his dog outside his Sprite Street residence.

He grabbed his 9 mm Smith & Wesson on his way out to investigate the suspicous noise. While outside, he tripped over his dog in the dark, causing the gun to discharge, sending a round through his left shoulder, according to police reports.

After speaking with the man at the hospital, officers decided that the injury was accidental and required no further investigation.

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