An Anderson County man told a sheriff’s deputy Monday that he accidentally shot himself in the face while cleaning a 7.62-millimeter rifle, WYSH Radio reported.
The parents of Wesley Woods called deputies to their home on McCulley Lane Monday night after hearing a gunshot and finding their 22-year-old son Wesley bleeding from his mouth and nose, the radio station said.
The deputy’s report said the shot had split Woods’ lip and nose “completely into two different sections.”
Woods, who was able to speak to the deputy, told him that he had been cleaning the rifle when it went off, WYSH said.
The gun was found lying on a mattress with one round in the chamber and another in the magazine.
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