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Man accidentally shoots himself in leg at outlets
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A man waiting as his wife shopped at North Georgia Premium Outlets Saturday was rushed to an area hospital after he reportedly shot himself in the leg.

Dawson County Emergency Services officials said the incident, which occurred about 6:40 p.m. inside his car in the parking lot, was ruled accidental.

The man was taken by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, according to Chief Lanier Swafford.

He said the gunshot wound was not life threatening.

Dawson County Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Tony Wooten said charges are not expected to be filed in the case.

"It was called in as an accidental shooting," he said.

Georgia's annual back-to-school sales tax holiday brought thousands upon thousands of shoppers to the outlet mall on Georgia 400 over the weekend, at times backing traffic traveling to the outdoor mall almost to the Forsyth County line.

General school supplies, clothing and personal computers were exempt from sales tax on Friday and Saturday.

In anticipation of the heavy traffic from shoppers, the Georgia Department of Transportation also halted roadwork within five miles of malls during the two day period.

School starts back in Dawson County on Friday.

 

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