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LAKE MILLS, Iowa (AP) — A Lake Mills man had died after shooting himself in the chest while handling a shotgun.

Lake Mills police say 55-year-old Douglas Zobel was trying Wednesday to repair the malfunctioning firearm when it discharged. He died of his injuries.

The death was been listed as an accident.

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