September 1, 2014

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Elyria man accidentally shoots self, kills cat

ELYRIA — An accidental shooting Thursday led to an injury and the death of a cat, according to Elyria police.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of College Park Drive at 8:47 a.m. for a man who had accidentally shot himself in the hand.

The victim, Charles Cantley, 51, was reportedly unloading a magazine in his gun when the pistol discharged, according to police Lt. Chris Costantino. The bullet went through Cantley’s hand, and the man was taken to EMH Medical Center in Elyria.

Police then attempted to locate the bullet, according to Costantino, and found that the bullet was in the family’s cat.

The cat died, but Cantley was treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com.