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Uniontown man shoots himself in leg with handgun |

Uniontown man shoots himself in leg with handgun

| Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:00 a.m

A Fayette County man was treated at Uniontown Hospital early Wednesday after police said he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

George E. Karfelt Jr., 22, of 204 Evans St., Uniontown, suffered a gunshot wound when a handgun went off by accident around 2 a.m. at his residence, according to a Uniontown Police report.

Karfelt was showing his father, George E. Karfelt Sr., where he wanted to place a laser sight on the handgun when it fired, police said. Karfelt Jr. told police he forgot he had put the magazine back into the gun, according to the report.

Police said Karfelt Jr. was treated in the emergency room.

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