Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson reports that at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night a man from the one of the furthest corners of Ramsey County was injured while cleaning his gun.

Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson reports that at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night a man from the one of the furthest corners of Ramsey County was injured while cleaning his gun.

Nelson reported that Christopher Reeves, 26, whose address is rural Tolna sustained a gunshot to the hand while he was attempting to clean his gun.

Reeves then drove himself part of the way to the hospital and received help from a friend of a relative he’d contacted when his injury made him no longer able to drive.  He made it to Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake where he was treated and transported to a Grand Forks Hospital for surgery.