Rowan Co. man accidentally shoots friend in groin

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ROCKWELL, N.C. — Authorities said a Rowan County man accidentally shot his friend in the groin while showing him a gun.

The Salisbury Post reported that the shooting happened shortly before 10 a.m. Friday at a home in Rockwell near St. Peter’s Church Road.

A neighbor told the Post that an unnamed man was showing his friend a 410 shotgun loaded with birdshot when it went off.

Authorities said the victim was taken to the hospital by an ambulance. The extent of his injuries was not released.

The man reportedly did not think he had the gun cocked, but apparently did. Officials did not say if charges will be filed.

Read more: The Salisbury Post

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