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DL man accidentally shoots self in the hand

A rural Detroit Lakes man drove himself to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the hand Saturday afternoon at the Cormorant Lakes Sportsman’s Club.

Thomas Gerald Jacobs, 56, was pointing the pistol at his hand to check the laser sight when the Super Carry .45 ACP went off, injuring his left hand.

He was alone at the club when the accident occurred, about 1:20 p.m. Saturday, and managed to drive himself to the emergency room, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office.