Man dies from accidental shooting in Highspire

A Steelton man died at a hospital after accidentally shooting himself in Highspire, according to the Dauphin County coroner.

Coroner Graham Hetrick said 28-year-old Terrance Slade Jr. accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday night and tried to get to the hospital in a personal vehicle.

He died at the hospital later that night.

Lower Swatara Township police said the shooting was first reported to an off-duty officer who had stopped at a traffic accident on the Harrisburg Pike shortly before midnight.

The person driving Slade to the hospital stopped at the crash site and told the officer that Slade had shot himself in the leg and was bleeding very badly, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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