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Firefighter accidentally shoots self in leg
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ATLANTA -- An Atlanta Fire Rescue employee accidentally shot himself in the leg while driving Thursday morning.

It happened at around 8 a.m. at Pollard and Ralph David Abernathy boulevards in southeast Atlanta, just north of Turner Field.

Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said the victim was driving home from work in his personal car when the accident occurred. His gun discharged and a bullet landed in his left calf.

A Grady Memorial Hospital crew was called to the scene to help the injured firefighter. He was later taken into surgery at Grady.

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