Salem man investigating prowler shoots self

Salem man investigating prowler shoots self

Salem man investigating prowler shoots self

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:38 PM

SALEM -- Authorities in Salem say a man who heard a prowler grabbed a rifle to investigate and ended up accidentally shooting himself in the jaw.

The sheriff's office said 71-year-old Frank Moore is expected to survive.

Moore told deputies he was awakened by someone moving outside his recreational vehicle about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

He said he took a .22-caliber rifle out into the dark and tripped. Wounded, he knocked on a window to awaken his wife.

Deputies said they found the rifle where Moore told them he'd dropped it, but there was no sign of the prowler.

The sheriff's office said in a statement it's best in such circumstances to call 911 and let officers investigate.

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