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Northern Colorado man accidentally shoots self after checking out gun on way to trade it in

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LAFAYETTE, Colorado — A northern Colorado man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself on the way to a sporting goods store to trade in his handgun.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old David Mitchell of Berthoud was sitting in traffic on U.S. Highway 287 in Lafayette on Thursday evening when he decided to inspect it one last time. He didn't realize there was still one more round in the chamber and shot himself in the leg.

Mitchell was taken to the hospital but his injuries aren't considered life threatening.

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