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Iowa man accidentally shoots himself while pulling gun from his pants

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A Cedar Falls store clerk accidentally shot himself in the hand as he was taking a handgun from his pants.

Radio Iowa reports 22-year-old Jeffrey Fox was working at B&B West convenience store near the University of Northern Iowa when the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013.

Fox reportedly told police he was taking a handgun out of his pants when the weapon fired.  Fox was shot in the hand, and he was taken to a hospital in Iowa City for treatment.

There were no customers in the store when it happened.