Man accidentally shoots girlfriend, self in bed

Investigators said the man was preparing to clean the gun when it went off. (Source: MGN Online)
Investigators said the man was preparing to clean the gun when it went off. (Source: MGN Online)

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A Decatur couple was treated and released from the hospital after an accidental shooting Sunday morning.

It happened at a home on George Street around 11 a.m.

Investigators said a man was preparing to clean a handgun while sitting in bed with his girlfriend when the gun went off. A bullet struck the man in the hand, and then hit the woman in the leg.

The couple's wounds were not-life-threatening. Police ruled the shooting accidental.

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