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McHenry man accidentally shoots himself in the hand

The Wauconda Fire Protection District responded on Wednesday for a report of a man who accidentally shot himself in the hand in unincorporated McHenry.

The incident occurred in the 4800 block of Wildwood Drive in unincorporated McHenry at around 11:45 AM.

The 74-year-old man was reportedly taking apart his 9 mm handgun to clean it and shot himself in the hand. He was transported to Advocated Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.

He was conscious and breathing when he was being transported to the hospital. His injuries are not serious.

McHenry County Sheriff also responded to this call.


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