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Man in Shawnee rushed to hospital after shooting himself in the groin

A man was taken by ambulance to a hospital early Sunday after apparently shooting himself in the penis in Shawnee.

Shawnee Police Maj. Sam Larson confirmed police were called shortly after midnight to the Fox Run apartments in the 10300 block of West 77th Street. He did not know who called police.

"Typically, when a gun goes off people want to know why," Larson said

The Shawnee Dispatch reported that Johnson County Med-Act transported the man to a hospital when he said he had shot himself in the penis. His condition was unknown.

"Med-Act did their thing," Larson said. "It's not a criminal matter so we didn't do a report."

Larson said it is not uncommon, unfortunately, for people to accidentally discharge a weapon.

"Sometimes they drive themselves to the hospital," he said.

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