A man went to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself Wednesday afternoon in Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.
Police learned of the incident around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday after the 59-year-old man went to Saint John Hospital to be treated for the wound. The man apparently went to the hospital in a private vehicle, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
The incident occurred in the 4500 block of Parkway Court. The man had been preparing to clean a .380 caliber handgun. He attempted to extract a round from the chamber when the gun discharged, according to Nicodemus.
The man was wounded in the hand. Nicodemus said the man is expected to recover.