Handgun fires injuring dad, daughter in Maine

9:54 PM, Nov 3, 2013   |    comments
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STONINGTON, Maine (AP) - A man and his young daughter have suffered non-life threatening injuries after a handgun the father was cleaning fired and wounded them at their home in Stonington.

State police say 38-year-old Ryan Matson was cleaning his .45 caliber handgun Sunday morning when it went off, wounding him in the leg and his 4-year-old daughter Riley Matson in the thigh. The child was sitting next to her father at the time. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Matson's wife and another child also were at home at the time of the shooting and were not injured.

Authorities say no charges are expected.


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