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Toppenish teen accidentally shoots himself in leg

A 19-year-old Toppenish man was hospitalized Friday night with what police said appears to be an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg.

Officers were called to the Toppenish Community Hospital emergency room just before midnight, but the man refused to say what happened or where it happened, according to a Toppenish Police Department news release.

“The injury is consistent with a self-inflicted accidental discharge of a firearm, however there is no confirmation of that,” the release said.

The injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

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