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Man hurt in accident cleaning his handgun

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A Franklin man accidentally shot himself in the finger while taking apart a handgun in his home Thursday morning.

A Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy was called to Johnson Memorial Hospital to investigate a gunshot wound at about 9:30 a.m. The hospital is required to report firearm-related injuries to police, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

Glenn Johnson, 55, 835 S. Old U.S. 31, Lot 31, told the deputy that he was taking apart a handgun to clean it because he was going to sell it to a friend, according to the police report.

Johnson said he forgot to check to see if there was a round in the chamber and he pulled the trigger, accidentally shooting himself in the index finger on his other hand, the report said.

Police determined the shooting was an accident.

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