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Man shoots himself in the leg to feel what it is like to be shot

By Mason White 2:21 PM June 14, 2015
Adam Hirtle 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A man shot himself in the foot because he wanted to feel what it is like to be shot, police in Colorado said.

30-year-old Adam Hirtle of Colorado Springs, told investigators that he shot himself in the foot on Wednesday night, because he wanted to know how it felt.

Hirtle was charged with prohibited use of weapons, reckless endangerment and child abuse.

Officers were called to the St. Francis Hospital around 7:00 p.m., after doctors learned that Hirtle accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Hirtle however, told police that the shooting was on purpose. Hirtle said that he shot himself in his garage. He did not suffer life-threatening injuries and nobody was hurt.