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Published: Sunday, 3/24/2013

Swanton police probe Saturday shooting


SWANTON -- Swanton police are investigating an apparent accidental shooting in which a local man was wounded in the leg Saturday evening.

Christopher Flickinger, 19, was listed in fair condition Sunday at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, where he was flown by air ambulance from Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.

According to Swanton police, Mr. Flickinger and his roommate were trying to take apart a semi-automatic handgun at their home in the 100 block of South Main Street when the gun discharged, striking Mr. Flickinger in the leg. No charges were immediately filed, and the incident remains under investigation.

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