Derby man injured while cleaning his gun

Derby Shooting

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DERBY, Kansas – Authorities in Derby responded to an accidental shooting Monday.

It happened in the 1000 block of North Georgie just after 11 a.m.

Police say a 46-year-old man was transported to the hospital in critical condition after he thought he was handling an unloaded gun and pulled the trigger shooting himself in the abdomen.

Although there were several people in the house at the time, he was the only one injured. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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