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Doh! Man Suffers Two Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds

A 68-year-old Redfield, Iowa, man may be vying for a Darwin Award as he recovers from two—yes two—self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Apparently Larry Godwin caught a raccoon in a live trap and decided to dispatch the critter. He took a .22-caliber handgun and shot at the ’coon, but the bullet struck the trap and ricocheted, hitting Godwin in the lower right part of his abdomen. The shock of being struck by the bullet precipitated Godwin to drop his handgun, whereupon it discharged, hitting him again in nearly the same place. Thankfully, Godwin’s injuries were not life-threatening.

February 28, 2012