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Tyler man, 18, accidentally shoots self

Released by The Tyler Police Department:

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On April 9th, 2011 at approximately 7:58 p.m., Tyler Police was dispatched to 516 W. Houston for a reported accidental shooting. 

Officers and EMS arrived on scene and were led into the residence by a friend of the victim. 

The victim, an 18 year old white male, had suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest.  The victim was then transported to the East Texas Medical Center and is underwent surgery. 

Two friends of the victim were at the residence at the time of the shooting and advised officers that the victim had accidentally shot himself. 

The incident is currently still being investigated.

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