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Man Hospitalized after Shooting Himself in the Leg near Pleasantville

A Pleasantville man was taken to the hospital Saturday after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

Just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday night Pleasantville Emergency Services as well as the Pleasantville Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a man who had reportedly shot himself in the leg near Pleasantville. According to law enforcement officers, the man says he was sitting in a chair in his garage and had a firearm in his lap, and as the man went to stand up the firearm fell to the ground causing the firearm to discharge. The bullet struck the man in the leg. He was transported to Iowa Methodist Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No name has been released as the incident is under investigation.