Ogden couple injured in accidental shooting

Oct 8 2013 - 8:40am

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OGDEN -- A 67-year-old man and his wife were hospitalized early Tuesday after he accidentally fired his gun while cleaning it.

Ogden Police Lt. Steve Zaccardi said police responded just after 2 a.m. to the 1100 block of Maxfield Drive on reports of a shooting. The man had not realized his .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was loaded and accidentally fired. The bullet struck his left index finger before hitting the upper thigh of his 56-year-old wife.

Both were taken to McKay Dee Hospital and are expected to fully recover, Zaccardi said.

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