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Police investigate report of accidental shooting

A 24-year-old man was sent to the hospital after a reported accidental shooting in Pike County, Illinois Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff David Greenwood stated deputies responded to a residence on Walnut in New Canton, Illinois around 2:08 a.m. and found a man with a gunshot wound to his head.

Greenwood didn’t name the victim, but stated he was taken to Blessing Hospital to be treated.  His condition was not revealed.

Authorities stated they are still investigating the shooting.

Gary Davis

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