Juneau police say a Juneau man was taken to the hospital after he shot himself while cleaning a new pistol.
Emergency personnel responded to the residence on Cove View Place about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. An 18-year old man suffered an entry wound near the navel area and a possible exit wound in the left hip.
Lt. Dave Campbell says the nine-millimeter, semi-automatic pistol was apparently loaded with ten rounds in the magazine when he pressed a magazine release. Other details of how the shooting happened are still unclear.
The 18-year old was conscious and awake when he was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital.
He had apparently just traded a rifle for the pistol.
A 59-year old man was also in the house, but not in the same room when the shooting occurred.
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