Colorado Springs man accidentally shot self in hand, leg after cleaning soda off handgun, police say

Victim in fair condition after injury

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Colorado Springs man accidentally shot himself in the hand and leg Saturday after cleaning soda off of his handgun, police say.

The victim was reportedly sitting in his car at 1500 Meadow Peak View when he spilled soda on his handgun. He wiped the soda off of the gun and went to replace the magazine when the gun accidentally discharged, police say.

The man was injured in the left hand, the left thigh and the left calf, according to police. He was aided by a coworker who rushed to help and called an ambulance. The victim was taken to Memorial Hospital and is in “fair condition,” police say.

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