Man shoots himself in leg while cleaning gun

A North Otago man was airlifted to hospital yesterday after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

Acting Sergeant Ross Lory, of Oamaru, said the man was allegedly cleaning his shotgun at his home in Hampden yesterday morning when he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

He was flown to Dunedin Hospital by rescue helicopter. 

Act Sgt Lory said inquiries were continuing.

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