Man Shoots Himself in Leg

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 10:44 PM
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A man who accidentally shot himself in the leg says his gun discharged when he was cleaning it. According to Detective Mike Ryan with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department, the 36-year-old man, whose name is being withheld, shot himself in the leg with his revolver around 3:00 Wednesday morning. The shooting happened at an apartment complex on Clay Street. The man was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was then later transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for further treatment. The Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate, but as of right now, no charges have been filed.

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