Man in critical condition after accidental shooting

Posted at 5:20 PM, Feb 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-09 19:20:21-05

RIVERTON, Utah — A man is in the hospital after he was shot accidentally by a friend who was cleaning out a handgun.

Police said the Riverton man was getting ready to clean his gun when he took a round out of the chamber, and the gun went off—shooting his 34-year-old friend.

The incident happened at around 2 p.m. on Saturday. Police said the man was taken to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition, and he is expected to survive.