Everett man recovering after shooting himself by accident

EVERETT — An Everett man, 77, was recovering this week after accidentally shooting himself in the leg Saturday afternoon.

The man was cleaning a handgun at his home in the 4800 block of Glenhaven Drive when the gun went off, Everett police officer Aaron Snell said Wednesday.

The man drove himself to a local hospital, where staff called 911 about 4 p.m.

His injuries were described as minor.

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