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Man Shoots Off Finger While Cleaning Gun

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    April 14, 2014 | 7:58 am
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Police say a Des Moines man accidentally shot off the tip of his finger while cleaning his gun, and the blown piece hit his mother.

    Steven Johnson says he inserted a magazine into the gun Sunday night and racked the slide. The 22-year-old says he did not realize the gun was loaded when he pulled the trigger to make sure it worked.

    A police report says the tip of Johnson's left index finger flew across the room and hit his mother. She later drove him to a hospital and the pair was questioned.

    Police say they were not able to recover the tip of Johnson's finger.

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