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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:48 am

PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Priceville's police chief said a man was shot Monday night when a gun accidentally went off at a bonfire party.

Police Chief Billy Peebles said around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday a man was brought into a Decatur fire station with a gunshot wound in his right side. The victim, identified as Derrick Couch, 20, of Decatur, was taken to Huntsville Hospital for surgery. His current condition is unknown.

Another person at the party told police he and his friends had been firing the weapon, and as he was emptying the gun it discharged. Couch was sitting to his left when the gun fired.

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