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Grand Forks man who shot himself ID'd

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A Grand Forks man who shot himself in the leg was listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday in Altru Hospital.

Patrick Jon Vaneps, 22, told police that a round accidentally went off as he was trying to fix his 9 mm Luger pistol that was not cycling ammo properly.


Vaneps called 911 Monday afternoon, and officers responded to the 1400 block of 10th Avenue North. Police had to force open a locked door to get inside Vaneps' main-floor apartment.

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