Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says a man accidentally shot himself in the hand over the weekend. 

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Lt. Lee Rossman says the 44-year-old man told deputies he and a friend were at the Southeast Minnesota Sportsman’s Club Sunday afternoon. The man said he was firing a .22 caliber rifle that he was unfamiliar with when he lost track of his right-hand placement and put his right pointer finger at the end of the barrel and fired a round. 

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Rossman said the man’s finger bone was not damaged. The man's friend drove him to Olmsted County Medical Center for treatment. The accidental shooting occurred around 2 p.m., Rossman said. 

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