The Brookings County Sheriff's Department has confirmed an accidental shooting in a small town southwest of Brookings.

On Tuesday (January 3) in the 300 block of 4th Street, Sinai a 37-year-old male was unloading a 9mm handgun that accidentally fired and the round struck him. He was taken by ambulance to the Brookings Hospital and later airlifted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating. The Sinai Fire Department and Brookings Ambulance also responded.

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