Police: Shooting in Mesa determined 'accidental'

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Police in Mesa say a 22-year-old man was accidentally shot in the back of the leg by one of his friends Friday while they were watching a gun training video.

Mesa police say the two friends were watching a video on how to properly field strip a Glock handgun when the 23-year-old friend prepared to strip the slide from the handgun, not realizing that a round was chambered. He pulled the trigger to disengage the slide and accidentally shot his friend, police said.

The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say they don't plan to press any charges.

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