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Cops: Man shoots self, woman while unloading handgun

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A man and a woman more than 30 years his junior are recovering after both were wounded when the man attempted to unload a handgun on Detroit's west side early Monday morning, police said

The shooting took place about 1:30 a.m. in the area of West McNichols and Telegraph, said Dontae Freeman, social media manager for the Detroit Police Department.

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The man, 56, and the woman, 25, were sitting in a Chevy Malibu when the man attempted to unload the gun, Freeman said. In so doing, he shot himself in his left hand, and shot the woman in her right arm.

The pair drove themselves to a hospital outside of the city, where both were in temporary serious condition at last report. No information was immediately available on whether anyone was in police custody.

jdickson@detroitnews.com