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Man, distracted by fireworks, discovers he's been shot

Published On: Jul 05 2013 01:41:22 PM EDT
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A man walked himself to the hospital Thursday night with a gunshot wound, police said.

Allentown police said a man walked into Lehigh Valley Hospital at 17th and Chew streets around 11 p.m., claiming he'd been shot.

The man was suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.


The man later told police he was walking home after viewing fireworks and heard a loud noise, thinking it was a firework, but then he discovered he'd been shot.

The victim's wounds are not considered life-threatening.

Police are continuing their investigation.