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Forum Communications, Published October 22 2012

Hibbing man arrested after shooting himself

HIBBING, Minn. - A Hibbing man who shot himself in the hand Sunday was arrested Monday for expected charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a 911 call of a shooting in the 4400 block of Tweten Road in Cherry Township shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday. The victim, 46, was taken to University Medical Center-Mesabi by Hibbing ambulance for treatment. The sheriff’s office investigated the shooting and determined it to be a self-inflicted accidental shooting.

A search of Minnesota court records for the man found a 1997 conviction for assault in the second degree, as well as convictions for drunken driving, speeding and expired registration.