Man shoots self while cleaning gun in Colo. Spgs.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A 24-year-old man accidentally shot himself while cleaning his handgun while sitting in his vehicle in Colorado Springs.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say a 24-year-old man accidentally shot himself while cleaning his handgun in Colorado Springs.

Police say the man, whose name has not been released, was sitting in his vehicle when he spilled soda on the gun Saturday afternoon. The man wiped the gun clean, and the weapon accidentally discharged as he was replacing the magazine.

He was taken to a hospital in fair condition after suffering injuries to his left hand, left thigh and left calf.

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