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Man cleaning gun accidentally shoots self in Royal Palm Beach

Posted at 6:30 AM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 15:36:57-04

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said a man cleaning his gun accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday morning in Royal Palm Beach. 

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The shooting occurred at a home in the 10400 block of Oliver Lane at the Counterpoint Estates just after 6 a.m.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the man was taken to the hospital by Trauma Hawk.

A neighbor said they heard screams when the shooting happened.

Chopper 5 flew over the scene at 6:45 a.m., and multiple PBSO vehicles and crime tape were posted outside the home.