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Elmwood man accidentally shoots himself in head

A 21-year-old Elmwood man is in critical condition Monday after accidentally shooting himself in the head.

Brian Tiffany was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul early Sunday according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

The Sheriff's Department was notified at 3:34 a.m. when witnesses told officers Tiffany shot several rounds from a handgun into the air prior to discharging the weapon and striking his head.

Witness accounts indicate Tiffany believed the weapon was empty prior to striking himself and that it was an accidental self-inflicted wound.

Tiffany was transported to Regions by Elmwood Area Ambulance. The Sheriff's Department added the incident remains under investigation.