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Police: Alcohol linked to accidental shooting

A Rapid City man required hospital treatment Saturday night after he accidentally shot himself, according to a release from the Rapid City Police Department.

While sitting in his living room in the 2500 block of Judy Avenue around 11:15 p.m., Paul Weiler, 30, shot himself in the leg as he was cleaning a 9-millimeter handgun, the release said. 

Weiler was taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital for treatment. He was later arrested on a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm while intoxicated, according to the release.

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