Man shoots himself after sitting on a handgun, police say

Man shoots himself after sitting on a handgun, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are investigating a shooting at a Memphis condominium.

According to police, the shooting happened around midnight on Thursday at the Claridge House Apartments. It is located on the 100 block of North Main.

One person was shot. The victim was rushed to Methodist University.

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Police said the victim was cleaning his gun and put it on the bed to dry. He then sat on the bed and accidentally laid on the gun, police said. 

When he tried to move the gun, he shot himself in the leg. He was taken to hospital and is expected to be okay. 

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