Portland police are investigating an accidental shooting in which a person mishandled a gun and was shot in the hand.

The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Cornell Street, in the Morrill’s Corner neighborhood.

Police and rescue workers were called to a reported shooting and determined it was accidental. The person was cleaning the gun and it fired, police said.

David Hench can be contacted at 791-6327 or at:

dhench@mainetoday.com

Twitter: Mainehenchman