A Montgomery, Ala. man accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun, Columbus police said.
According to a police report, Jacob Murrell was at a residence on Turnberry Lane at around noon Thursday, cleaning his .243 Winchester rifle when he accidentally shot himself in his left hand.
Murrell told police that a bullet was stuck in the barrel of the gun, so he got a cleaning rod and started pushing it down the barrel.
The cleaning rod struck the bolt on the rifle, causing it to move forward and the gun to discharge.
Murrell, 20, was able to drive himself to St. Francis Hospital, where he was reported to be in good condition.