A Mt. Vernon resident injured himself on Sunday evening after accidentally discharging a handgun.
According to a press release from Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer, David Kreger, 24, was seated while handling a .45-caliber model 1911 semi-automatic pistol when it discharged at a residence in Mt. Vernon.
The bullet entered Kreger’s inner left thigh and exited the left thigh.
Kreger was transported by private vehicle to Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day where police were notified.
Deputy Brandon Hutchison and John Day Police Officer Mike Durr investigated the incident, determining the location of the shooting and that the shooting was accidental.
Kreger was treated and later released from the hospital.