A Gleason man is recovering from a gunshot wound.
The shooting happened just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the residence of a 52-year-old man, who was able to call 9-1-1 and report he had been shot. The man told deputies he threw a bag containing a loaded pistol on the bedroom floor, and when it hit the ground, the .38 caliber Derringer discharged and shot him in the leg.
The man is hospitalized at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The man’s name and present condition have not been released. No criminal charges will be filed.
This is one of those rare dropped-gun discharges. The gun-rights folks keep telling us how nearly-impossible they are, yet we keep seeing them in the news.