Weather Forecast


Minot man cleaning gun shoots himself in leg; charges possible

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Dickinson, 58602
The Dickinson Press
(701) 225-4205 customer support
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

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.

Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.