December 20, 2014

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Oberlin man accidentally shoots himself

OBERLIN — A man cleaning his gun Saturday accidentally shot a round and hit himself in the face, police said.

About 2 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the guard shack of the Oberlin Federal Aviation Administration at 326 E. Lorain St. According to a police report, Donald Anderson was cleaning his Smith & Wesson handgun but didn’t clear the final round from the chamber. When he pulled the trigger and fired the gun, the bullet hit a metal cabinet, fragmented and struck him in the face.

Anderson received a minor injury.