Man shoots own hand while opening gate
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By TIM CHAPMAN
TIM CHAPMAN/MIAMI HERALD STAFF
A man told police that he shot his hand by accident while opening a gate at 104 NW 136th Place. He was rushed to the hospital by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units from Station no. 58. Police are investigating.Talk about your household accidents -- this one's a doozy.
A West Miami-Dade man shot himself in the hand with a pistol Thursday while opening a gate.
Miami-Dade police and fire rescue were summoned to 104 NW 136th Pl. after the shooting was reported.
It was not just any gate, but a large, heavy-metal, ornamental one that is part of a fence circumnavigating the yard.
The shooting was reported around 2:20 p.m. Fire-rescue personnel bandaged the hand, the victim's left. Then he walked over to a waiting gurney and was wheeled into a fire-rescue unit.
It was classified as an accidental shooting.