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Man cleaning gun shoots himself

Published On: Mar 11 2013 05:34:07 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 11 2013 08:02:31 PM CDT

A Santa Maria man is in the hospital Monday after he accidentally shot himself. It happened at a home on the 800 block of Pauline Court.

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -

A Santa Maria man is in the hospital Monday after he accidentally shot himself. It happened at a home on the 800 block of Pauline Court.

Emergency crews were called to the house just after 1 p.m.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesperson David Sadecki said the man was cleaning his pistol when he shot himself in the chest.

He is expected to be OK.

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