Accidental shooting occurs at gun shop

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 21, 2013

A man at an Andalusia gun shop was injured in an accidental shooting Wednesday.

Police were dispatched just after 10:45 a.m. to the intersection of East Three Notch and College Street after the man, who was not identified, was shot while cleaning a handgun.

“It was one of those accidental things,” said Lt. Paul Dean. “The gun went off while he was cleaning it, and (the bullet) took off a small portion of his left index finger.”

Dean said emergency personnel transported him to Andalusia Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released.