Affton Man Shoots Himself in Hand, His Friend Faces Charges

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AFFTON, Mo. (KMOX) — A man is in the hospital and his friend in jail after an accidental shooting overnight.

According to St. Louis County police this began unfolding just before midnight in the 8500 block of Philo in Affton.

St. Louis County police spokesman Randy Vaughn said officers arriving at the scene learned that a man had accidentally shot himself in the hand with a 40-caliber weapon that he had loaded with 45-caliber ammunition.

He was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, but the story continues.

“The second individual had hidden the gun from the officers and continued to be a problem for them,” said Vaughn.

He was arrested for interfering with the case.

No names have been released.

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