Burlington man recovering after accidentally shooting himself

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BURLINGTON, Vt. – Quick action by a Burlington police office likely saved the life of a man who accidently shot himself in the leg Monday.

Officers arrived at a South Winooski Avenue address just before 9 pm and found neighbors surrounding the man, who was bleeding heavily.

Officer Joe Congdon applied a tourniquet to the wound, which police say probably saved the man’s life. Investigators said statements from the unidentified victim determined the gunshot wound was accidentally self-inflicted.

The incident was unrelated to an attempted shotting homicide in Burlington’s Old North End earlier Monday.

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