CALEDONIA — A man shot himself in the hand Saturday morning at The Shooters’ Sports Center Inc., a gun store and shooting range at 4900 6 Mile Road, according to Officer Matt Vannucci of the Caledonia Police Department.
Police were called to Shooters’ at 11:30 a.m. for a man accidentally shot in the hand with a .45-caliber handgun, Vannucci said.
“He explained he had a malfunction with the firearm, was trying to fix it and in the process of fixing it shot himself in the hand,” he said.
The 43-year-old man, of the Racine area, was taken to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, 3801 Spring St., with non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured in the incident, Vannucci said. He declined to release the man’s name.
Vannucci said police calls to Shooters’ are rare.
“They operate quite a safe facility,” he said.
A Shooters’ representative reached Sunday declined to comment on the incident and said the establishment’s owners also had no comment.