Posted: Tuesday, March 26th 2013 at 6:05pm
Habersham man airlifted after accidental shooting
By Rob Moore Editor
DEMOREST – A Habersham County man was airlifted for medical treatment after accidentally shooting himself Tuesday afternoon.
Sheriff Joey Terrell said the unidentified man apparently shot himself in the thigh with a 9-mm handgun while cleaning the firearm or preparing to clean it around 3:30 p.m. The incident happened inside a house on Elm Drive across from The Torch Worship Center off Cannon Bridge Road.
“They flew him to Atlanta Medical Center because the bullet hit the bone,” Terrell said. “It apparently shattered the bone – it was a bad fracture.”
Terrell said a gun-cleaning kit was found in the room with the man, and there’s no reason to believe the shooting was anything other than accidental.
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