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Authorities say Iowa man in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the face


RED OAK, Iowa — 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 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 ( ) Tunnell is listed in stable but critical condition as of Thursday morning.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Information from: Omaha World-Herald,

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