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USM student suffers gunshot wound to the leg

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A University of Southern Mississippi student suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh late Thursday, but an Eagle Alert indicates the shooting may have been accidental.

The victim was found on the pavement outside his vehicle parked on the service road adjacent to the Ogletree Alumni House. 

An Eagle Alert issued by the school says the student apparently shot himself accidentally while sitting in his vehicle. 

He was taken to Forrest General Hospital for treatment.

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