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FL man accidentally shoots himself at rest stop, claims it was someone else, deputies say

A police car. (Dreamstime/TNS)

A man made a false report and accidentally discharged his gun at an Interstate 4 rest stop Wednesday morning near State Road 434, according to a tweet from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the scene just before 3 a.m. in reference to a shots-fired call at the westbound rest stop. They found a man inside a vehicle with a non life-threatening head wound, the tweet said.

The victim told deputies that someone had shot him, according to deputies.

Investigators found his claim to be false, deputies said. After accidentally shooting himself, the suspect fired additional rounds inside his vehicle, deputies said.


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