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Rockford man arrested after accidentally shooting himself

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Rockford man is arrested Tuesday after police said he accidentally shot himself.

Rockford Police says Jacob M. Scipione, 26, told officers he was shot by an unknown person just after midnight Tuesday in the area of Barnum Road and Kishwaukee Street.

During the investigation, police learned Scipione accidentally shot himself. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and then taken to the Winnebago County Jail.

Scipione is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Breane Lyga

Breane Lyga is the content manager at 13 WREX. She joined the team in 2015 as the 5, 6 and 10PM news producer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was 13 WREX’s assignment editor from 2017 to 2018.

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