Camper accidentally shoots himself in the hand.

July 5, 2016

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GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — A 48-year-old Macomb, Michigan man accidentally shot himself in the hand when he was handling his 9 mm pistol while camping at the Jellystone Campground near Silver Lake Sunday, July 3, at 8:48 p.m., according to Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Craig Mast.

“The injured man told deputies he did not think the gun was loaded when he shot himself across his left hand,” Mast said. “He then chose to fire off another round into the bed in the camper he was staying in, because he was upset that he just wounded himself.” He was transported to Hackley Lakeshore Hospital in Shelby by his camping companions.

The police report will be turned over to the Oceana County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review of possible charges, including reckless discharge of a firearm. The man has not been arrested yet.

Jellystone is located at 8239 W. Hazel Rd.

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