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Man possessed firearm illegally, accidentally shoots self

Bradford Township, PA – A Clearfield County man possessing a firearm illegally recently accidentally shot himself.

30-year-old James Smeal from Woodland went to Penn Highlands Clearfield for his injuries from the accidental shooting on Nov. 16.

The hospital is required to report any gunshots.

The report does not give details on the extent of his injuries or the type of firearm involved, only that the shooting happened in Bradford Township and was accidental.

Police investigated and found that Smeal had obtained the firearm illegally. He will face charges.

Click Here to read the online police report. (You’ll need to scroll down page 3 to see this specific report.)