Man accidentally shoots self in leg in Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An 83-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning a gun in Litchfield Monday, according to fire department officials.

The man was transported to Grand Strand Medical Center after the accidental shooting Monday afternoon, according to Chief Eggiman with Midway Fire Rescue. It happened on Tradition Club Drive, near the Litchfield Country Club.

A helicopter was put on standby but was not needed, Chief Eggiman said.

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