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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man on a date accidentally shot himself in his SUV in a parking garage behind the Ruth's Chris restaurant on Fairview Road Tuesday night, according to police.

Officers told NewsChannel 36 that 48-year-old Dean Mitchell Piraneo of 7806 Montane Run Court in Waxhaw was on a first date and had a gun in his vehicle when it it somehow discharged.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers are still trying to determine how the gun went off.

Piraneo was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

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