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18-year-old Covington resident shot in leg

Covington Police: Man accidentally shot himself

(Source: FOX19 NOW file) (Source: FOX19 NOW file)
COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

A man accidentally shot himself when he sat down with a gun in his pocket Sunday, according to Covington Police.

Police found Steven Franklin, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound when they responded to the 1800 block of Eastern Avenue around 7:30 p.m. 

He was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

After an investigation, officials determined the shooting to be accidental. 

"Evidence suggests that the victim was carrying a loaded .22 revolver in his pocket that discharged when he sat down," read a Covington Police statement released on Monday.

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