Man Shoots Self With Gun He Considered Purchasing

UPDATED: Monday August 19, 2013 1:50 PM

A man accidentlly shot himself in the hand and thigh after cleaning a gun he was thinking about purchasing.

According to the Mansfield News Journal, a 45-year-old man was cleaning the gun at about 9 p.m. Saturday when it accidently fired.

Richland County Sheriff's officials told the paper that the man was considering buying the gun from a friend, but he took it home to clean it.

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