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A 23-year-old Michigan man is dead after shooting himself while attempting to take apart a handgun

Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 10, 2019

DETROIT — Police say a 23-year-old man died Saturday when he was trying to take apart his handgun and it discharged.

The incident happened at 6:40 p.m. in Detroit.

Police say that when they arrived the man was attempting to transport himself to a local hospital. The officer then applied a tourniquet to the victim's left leg. Witnesses on the scene detailed what occurred before officers arrived.

The victim was then taken to the hospital where he later died.