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Published April 15 2012

Wadena, Minn., man shoots off part of his left thumb

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Officials from Tri-County Hospital in Wadena notified the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday that they were treating an adult male who lost part of his left thumb in a self-inflicted firearm-related injury.

The man had been target shooting with his handgun, according to police reports.

Authorities say it’s unknown exactly how the injury occurred, as the victim’s hand was not near the muzzle of the firearm when he was shooting.