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MINOT — Police say a 27-year-old Minot man shot himself in the leg here as he was cleaning his firearm early Monday.

The man was trying to disassemble the gun shortly before 6 a.m. Monday when he pulled the trigger, firing a round that struck him in the leg, the Minot Police Department reported.

He suffered minor injuries and was treated at a Minot hospital.

The city attorney is reviewing the incident for possible charges.

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