Snyder County man finds gun in dump, accidentally shoots himself, police say


SPRING TOWNSHIP, SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A man in Snyder County accidentally shot himself after finding a gun at the Beaver Springs Dump, according to police.

State Police say they responded to an accidental shooting on April 8 on Middle Creek Road. The victim found a firearm in a bag full of aluminum cans. Police say the victim did not know the gun was real and fired a single round into his hand.

The injury was not severe, police say, the victim then drove himself to the hospital for treatment. State Police Selinsgrove are investigating the incident.

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