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BOISE, Idaho — An active duty airman at Mountain Home Air Force Base accidentally shot himself in the leg while disassembling a gun in a vehicle outside a relative's home in Elmore County.
The sheriff's office said a family member called 911 at 6:15 p.m. Sunday and the 19-year-old man was taken by air ambulance to a Boise hospital.
Deputy Ray Page told the http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/09/30/2293816/elmore-county-sheriff-mountain.html">Idaho Statesman that the bullet did not appear to hit an artery, and the injury was not believed to be life-threatening.
Page said the man failed to unload the gun before disassembling it.