Man wounded when gun he was disassembling accidentally discharges

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POCATELLO — A man suffered an accidental gunshot wound to his leg Friday morning while parked along one of the city’s busiest streets.

Police said the man was in a truck parked in the 1000 block of East Center Street around 10:15 a.m. when he decided to disassemble a .45-caliber pistol. The gun had a round in the chamber and while the man was taking the firearm apart it discharged, wounding him in the leg, police said.

Another man was with the victim in the truck and dialed 911 to report the incident.

Pocatello police and fire units responded and the wounded man was transported via ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center.

Police said he suffered a very serious gunshot wound to his leg but is expected to survive.

The names of the two men have not been released by authorities.

This story originally appeared in the Idaho State Journal. It is posted here with permission.

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