Celebrating nice shots, man wounds himself

FILE image of a handgun (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
FILE image of a handgun (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Southern Oregon say a man out in the woods for some target shooting wounded himself as he twirled his gun in one hand and used the other for a celebratory fist bump with his nephew.

The Roseburg News-Review reports that 49-year-old David Boyd of Wildwood, Mo., was hit in the abdomen Thursday by a bullet from his .22-caliber semi-automatic. He was in fair condition Friday at the hospital.

The paper said he was in Oregon to visit his nephew, 20-year-old Daniel Karnes of Roseburg.

The two told a deputy they had set up empty shotgun shells as targets, and after Boyd hit a few, Karnes went to congratulate him. Karnes said he noticed the gun twirling as they bumped fists, and then it went off.

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