Man Injured in Self-Inflicted Accidental Shooting

A North Star Township man was injured Wednesday morning after accidentally shooting himself in the leg. 

Authorities responded to Northwoods Road and Pequaywan Lake Road in North Star Township around 9:30 on reports of an accidental gun shot wound.  

They say 63-year-old Clark Coole was road hunting in his car when he saw a grouse and loaded his shotgun while exiting the vehicle. 

Coole slipped due to wet road conditions and the gun fired into his leg. 

He was transported by ambulance to St. Lukes Hospital in Duluth with non-life threatening injuries. 

The incident remains under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. 

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