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Northport man accidentally shoots himself, daughter while cleaning gun

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NORTHPORT - AL -

A father and his daughter were injured after a gun he was cleaning accidentally fired.

Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit investigators were called by Northport Police to an accidental shooting. Captain Lloyd Baker with the homicide unit says a 45-year-old man was cleaning his 9-millimeter pistol when it accidentally discharged. A bullet struck the man in his left leg. His 6-year-old daughter was grazed by the projectile after it exited her father's leg.

Both father and daughter were transported to DCH. The 6-year-old was treated for minor injury and the man is undergoing surgery for his wound.

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