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Sheriff: Wanted man arrested after accidentally shooting himself in the leg

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A wanted man was arrested at the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg, according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to reports of a shooting victim at Santiam Hospital at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Karl Wayne Wise Jr., 40, of Grants Pass, was dropped off at the hospital by someone in a Chevrolet Colorado pickup.

Wise told police the shooting happened near the Circle K store in Mill City.

Further investigation revealed that the shooting was possibly self-inflicted and accidental, according to deputies.

While at the hospital, Wise was placed under arrest for two outstanding warrants. One was a statewide failure to appear warrant for weapons charges out of Josephine County and the other was a parole violation warrant issued by the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision.

Wise remained at the hospital Wednesday afternoon. 

Deputies are continuing to investigate this case.

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