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Man dies in East Village after gun accidentally discharges in waistband

Man dies in East Village after gun accidentally discharges in waistband

A 36-year-old man died in the East Village Saturday night after the gun he was carrying accidentally discharged in his waistband, according to police sources.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was adjusting his pants inside the apartment building at 635 E. 12th Street when the gun fired, striking him in his upper left thigh around 7:21, p.m. police sources said.

A family member was with the victim at the time and called 911.

The man was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The accident came amid a string of unrelated shootings that first began Friday night across all boroughs except Staten Island.

Cops said at least 17 people were injured and another man was killed during 13 separate shootings over the course of a 12-hour span.

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