Man Says He Dropped Gun, Shot Himself in Leg

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating after a man says he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

It happened just before 1:30 a.m. at 2125 Indianola. Police say a 24-year-old man told them he dropped a handgun and it went off.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh. Police say the wound is not life-threating.

Detectives are following up with the case to determine if a crime was committed.