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Carpet Cleaner Accidentally Shoots Self

Last updated on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

(SPEEDWAY) - Cleaning carpet with a gun stuffed in his pants led a man to shoot himself in Speedway.

According to Greenwood Police Chief Matt Fillenwarth, 33-year-old Jason Strole, shot himself while dragging a hose from a van at Westminster Apartments. The bullet went through the upper back portion of his leg, exciting out his lower leg.

Strole had put the gun in his pants without a holster.

The man's wounds weren't considered life-threatening.

He was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital for treatment.

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