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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 2:45 pm

A 65-year-old Pacific man recently shot himself in the hand while cleaning a handgun, says Capt. Ralph Brown of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 9 p.m. June 27, the man was at his home in the 2200 block of Grimm Lane and began cleaning his 9mm Glock handgun, which accidentally went off and a bullet traveled through the victim’s left hand, Brown said.

The man was not seriously hurt, Brown added.

An area hospital where the man went for treatment contacted the Sheriff’s Office about the shooting, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Brown said no charges will be sought against the man.

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