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Man bleeds to death after accidentally shooting himself

3 years 5 months 2 days ago April 29, 2013 Apr 29, 2013 Monday, April 29 2013 April 29, 2013 11:45 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said a 26-year-old New Orleans man died over the weekend after he accidentally shot himself while trying to repair his gun.

John Gagliano, chief investigator for the Orleans Parish coroner's office, tells The Times-Picayune Dejuan Antoine died around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

A woman who was with Antoine at the time told investigators he was examining his gun because it wasn't functioning properly.

Gagliano says the gun fired, and the bullet apparently struck an artery in Antoine's left leg, causing him to bleed to death.

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