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Police: Marion man accidentally shoots himself in the genitals

MARION, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A Marion man is recovering in the hospital after police say he accidentally shot himself in the groin.

Around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Marion Police were called out to the hospital for an accidental self-inflicted gunshot injury.

Mark Anthony Jones, 46, told police in the emergency room that he was walking around near the Girl Scout cabin.

Jones said he had a Hi Point 9mm handgun in his waistband when the gun began to slip.

Jones told police that as he reached down to adjust the gun, that’s when it went off.

The bullet entered just above his penis and exited his scrotum.

Marion Police say Jones doesn’t have a handgun license.

The case is on it’s way to the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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