Man Accidentally Shoots Himself

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Man shoots himself, friend while cleaning gun

Witnesses say robbers have the same basic description.

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) -- Two men were injured in Hernando County
after one of them accidentally fired his gun while cleaning it.

The sheriff's office reports that 20-year-old Thomas Maffatone
his Springfield semiautomatic handgun Monday evening when it
discharged. A bullet went through Maffatone's left hand and hit his
friend, 20-year-old Michael King, in the right foot. Another friend
drove both men to a Spring Hill hospital.

All three men told deputies the shooting was accidental.

No charges were reported.

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