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St. Pete man accidentally shoots self while riding bicycle

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St. Petersburg police say a man died after accidentally shooting himself while riding a bicycle.

Officials say 25-year-old Troy Earle Smith Jr. was found Thursday afternoon suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

After speaking with a witness and reviewing security video from a nearby business, detectives determined Smith was riding his bike when a handgun in his jacket pocket discharged.

Police found the gun on Smith.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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