DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP — A Stanton man was hospitalized Saturday after he allegedly shot himself in the leg with a handgun after attempting to remove the gun from its holster.
Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Sheridan Community Hospital at 10:50 p.m. after a 58-year-old man came in seeking treatment for a gunshot wound.
The man indicated that he had been carrying a .22 caliber handgun around his house on N. Grow Road in a hip holster.
The man was removing the handgun from the holster when he began to drop it.
While attempting to catch the handgun, the man accidentally shot himself in the right thigh.
The bullet penetrated the man’s leg and required surgery. The man’s wife was nearby during the incident but was not injured.
Alcohol in not believed to be a factor.