GARDEN GROVE – A man in his 50s was taken to a nearby hospital after he accidentally shot himself early Monday morning, authorities said.
Firefighters were called to the 9900 block of Joyzele Drive at about 12:15 a.m. on a report of the shooting.
When firefighters arrived, they found a man in his 50s had shot himself with his handgun, said Battalion Chief Nick Schaefer of the Garden Grove Fire Department.
Capt. Fred Niblo told reporters on the scene the man was cleaning his handgun for a shooting trip when it accidently fired into his lower right leg.
The injury was not life-threatening, officials said.
City News Service contributed to this report.
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