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Vermont State Police: Man accidentally shoots himself in leg while on camping trip


SEARSBURG, Vermont — Vermont State Police say a man is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries he suffered after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while on a camping trip in Searsburg.

Twenty-eight-year-old Anthony Shultz of Hinsdale, New Hampshire, was shot while adjusting his belt which held a holstered Ruger .22 caliber pistol. Authorities say he accidentally squeezed the trigger.

A relative who was with Shultz called for help. Schultz is being treated at a local hospital.

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