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Gun accidentally discharges in Eau Claire apartment; man taken to hospital

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - A young man was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after accidentally shooting himself in the hand.

In happened on Eau Claire's north side, at an apartment complex near the corner of Jeffers Road and the North Crossing. Eau Claire police say the man was cleaning his handgun, went it accidentally discharged.

"Fortunately, even though there was an injury, it was not a serious injury, and there were no bystanders injured which could have happened, we're very fortunate that that didn't happen, especially with an apartment building nearby," says Sgt. Travis Quella, with the Eau Claire Police Department.

Eau Claire police say the man could be charged with mishandling a firearm.

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