Man shoots finger while cleaning gun and drinking

1:49 PM, May 19, 2013   |    comments
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a man is recovering after he shot his left index finger while cleaning a gun at a Colorado Springs home.

Police say Joshua Crabtree was apparently drinking when he shot himself at a home near Prospect Lake at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

The Denver Post reports he was treated at a nearby hospital. Few other details have been released.

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