February 27

Person shot in hand while cleaning gun, Portland police say

The incident on Cornell Street is believed to have been an accident.

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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.

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