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Sun. 4:35pm: Boardman man shoots dad in leg, police say

November 4, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |

BOARDMAN - Police here say a man accidentally shot his father in the leg Saturday night while trying to show the gun to someone else.

The semi-automatic gun discharged in their garage shortly after the family finished distributing candy to trick-or-treaters.

The 51-year-old man who was shot was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center with a thigh injury that wasn't believed to be life-threatening.

The son, 24, was charged with misdemeanor negligent assault and was being interviewed by authorities.



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