- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

RED OAK, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a southwest Iowa man is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the face.

Red Oak police say 28-year-old Cody Allen Keith Tunnell was handling a weapon Wednesday night when it went off. He told authorities he thought the weapon was unloaded. Authorities say they also interviewed witnesses.

Tunnell was taken to a local hospital before being airlifted to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1wIDoE3 ) Tunnell is listed in stable but critical condition as of Thursday morning.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com/

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