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No bleeding way he'd miss that flight!

TAMPA (CBS/AP) -- Officials say a man with three gunshot wounds boarded a flight in Tampa for North Carolina and only asked for a Band-Aid in flight.

Authorities say William Notaro of Clearwater, Fla., was traveling from Tampa to Albany, N.Y., to visit relatives, with a stop in Charlotte.

Investigators are still trying to figure out how Notaro was shot. He says a woman shot him in an argument in a card game, but authorities say there are some discrepancies in his story.

"What it boils down to is that we know something happened, but the report from the victim is not matching the story from others in his company or those who know about the incident," Marianne Pasha, public information coordinator with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, told the Albany Times-Union.

The Tampa Tribune reports that Notaro has indicated he may not want to press charges.

Notaro boarded his flight from Tampa to Charlotte on Saturday night with three gunshot wounds in his torso and arm. A spokeswoman for Tampa International Airport says Notaro never asked for medical treatment. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the man asked for a Band-Aid mid-flight.

The Tribune reports the 37-year-old Notaro's wounds became noticeable in Charlotte while changing planes. However, a local television station's video showed him smiling, sitting up on the gurney and chatting with paramedics as he was being taken to a Charlotte hospital. He later resumed his flight.

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The Associated Press and CBS News contributed to this report.

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