A man accidentally shot himself in the hand while at an east Wichita shooting range Friday afternoon, police said.
The mishap was reported shortly after 4 p.m. at Range 54, in the 5700 block of East Kellogg, a Sedgwick County emergency dispatch supervisor said.
Ken Grommet, one of the owners of Range 54, said the man who was injured comes to the range regularly to shoot. He was practicing switching the handgun from his dominant hand to his weak hand and firing when the accident occurred.
The bullet went through his hand between the fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, Grommet said. The victim, a man in his early 20s, was taken to a hospital for treatment.