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Charges possible after accidental shooting in Tomah

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) - A man who is prohibited from possessing firearms may be facing charges after police say he unintentionally shot himself Sunday afternoon.

The Tomah Police Department says the Monroe County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a male subject who reported being shot.  The call was disconnected.  A second call was placed, and no caller was on the line.  Both calls were determined to have been made on the 400 block of N. Glendale Avenue in Tomah.

While Tomah officers were getting there, Lucas Stewart arrived at Tomah Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound.  He was stabilized and flown to a La Crosse hospital.  His condition is unknown.

Officers found the apartment when the shooting happened, and did numerous interviews.  They found a firearm and other evidence.  Their initial investigation indicates Stewart was handling a gun when it went off, and the bullet hit him.

The Tomah Police Department says Stewart is prohibited from possessing firearms and will be referred to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office for a charge of Possession of Firearm by Felon.

There is no danger to the public.

The investigation into this case is continuing.

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