OR man fatally shoots self while telling story

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MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) -- Douglas County sheriff's officers say a Myrtle Creek, Ore., man was using a gun as a prop while telling a story when he fatally shot himself in the head.

Sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson says deputies found 30-year-old Lee Allan Miars on the floor with a gunshot wound when they responded to a home Sunday.

He died at a Roseburg hospital.

The News-Review says witnesses told deputies that Miars was telling a story, ejected the magazine from a semiautomatic gun, put the gun near his head and fired the weapon.

The sheriff's office says the case is being investigated as an accidental shooting.

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Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com