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Man Drops Gun, Fatally Shoots Self

BRIDGEPORT, Wash. (AP) - The Douglas County sheriff's office says the death of Bridgeport man appears to be an accidental shooting that occurred when he dropped his gun and it went off, hitting him in the chest.

Undersheriff Don Culp says 75-year-old Reuben M. Whitely died Tuesday night on the way to a hospital.

The Wenatchee World reports he had grabbed his .22-caliber revolver to investigate a noise outside and was at his front door when he accidentally dropped the gun. His wife called 911.

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