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Parent accidentally shoots self in parking lot of Three Fires Elementary School in Howell

Man with CPL injured

HOWELL, Mich. – A parent accidentally shot himself in the parking lot of a Howell elementary school Friday.

Authorities said the parent, who is a concealed pistol license holder, was picking up his child when his gun discharged around 3 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Three Fires Elementary.

Officials said the man was waiting in his vehicle in the car line to pick up his child. His gun went off when he was adjusting inside the car, police said.

The man was taken to University of Michigan Hospital for treatment.

There was a brief lockdown of the school until the scene was deemed safe and secure, according to authorities. They have since been released from school.

Nobody else was injured. Investigators said there was no criminal intent.

The investigation is ongoing.


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