Retired capt. shoots hand at Bend gun range

Retired capt. shoots hand at Bend gun range

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 4, 2013 at 9:52 AM

BEND, Ore. -- A retired Deschutes County sheriff's captain accidentally shot himself in a hand at the sheriff's firearms range in Millican, east of Bend.

The sheriff's office says he had completed his annual qualification Wednesday and was disassembling his 9 mm pistol for cleaning when a round in the chamber fired. Gun range staff and other retired officers provided first aid.

The Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/YUSN4n ) 66-year-old Randy Wight was treated and released from St. Charles Bend Medical Center.

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