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Gainesville police: Navy serviceman believed to have shot his own leg
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Forsyth County News

GAINESVILLE — Police said they believe a Navy serviceman accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday morning at the Gainesville recruitment center.

Gainesville police responded to an accidental shooting about 10:30 a.m. at the center on Dawsonville Highway.

“There has been one member of the Armed Forces who has been shot,” said Gainesville Police Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said.

According to Holbrook, the preliminary investigation led police to believe the man shot himself. He was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where his condition was not known.

“It’s important for us to let the community know that there is no need for public alarm,” Holbrook said.