Man fatally shoots self showing gun to another

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Fort Wayne police say a man has fatally shot himself in the chest by accident while showing the weapon to a relative.

Police say the man was trying to sell the gun to a family member and thought it was unloaded when the weapon discharged Saturday night. WANE-TV and The Journal Gazette report officers gave the man first aid, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened in the man's home in an upscale development on the city's north side.

The man's name hasn't been released.

Fort Wayne police spokesman Officer Chris Felton said anyone handling a gun should treat it as loaded at all times.

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