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Duluth police say man wounded by gunshot accidentally shot himself

Duluth police say it appears a 23-year-old man who was wounded by a gunshot on Thursday night accidentally shot himself in the leg.

The Duluth Police Department said that officers responded to a report of a shooting at 112 W. Fourth St. in the Central Hillside neighborhood at 9:34 p.m. Thursday. Officers found the man with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The preliminary investigation of the incident indicated that the man accidentally shot himself, Lt. Robin Roeser reported early Friday. The man is being treated at a local hospital for an injury that is not believed to be life-threatening, authorities said.

The man was cooperating with law enforcement, according to the police department. The incident remains under investigation.