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Accidental shooting at Gainesville Armed Forces center
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Gainesville Police are reassuring the public there is no cause for alarm after an accidental shooting at an Armed Forces Recruiting Center.

It happened at around 10:30 a.m. Friday in the McEvers Corners Shopping Center at Dawsonville Highway and McEver Road. Police said an armed forces member was shot. The victim was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment.

Gainesville Police spokesman Kevin Holbrook said it appears the victim shot himself.

"Given recent incidents in Chattanooga we know the public may be concerned about the police presence," the police department said on its Facebook page. "There is no need for public alarm, this was an accidental shooting.

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