- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PALMER, Alaska (AP) - The public safety director in Palmer, Alaska, says a man accidentally shot and wounded himself Tuesday evening at the Alaska State Fair.

KTUU-TV reports (https://is.gd/Ua1pkZ ) that Jon Owen says the man had just arrived at the fair with his wife. The official says the man was trying to remove a gun from his waistband so he could stow it in his car when the weapon fired, hitting him in a thigh.

The unidentified man was flown to an Anchorage hospital.

The extent of his injury was not immediately known.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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