A Sawyer man accidentally shot himself in the hand Aug. 11 while removing a round from a gun.

A Sawyer man was injured in an accidental shooting late Friday morning, Aug. 11. Pratt County EMS was dispatched at 11:51 a.m. to 109 North Main in Sawyer to the report of a gunshot wound. The man was clearing a weapon (removing a live round from the weapon by manually operating the slide) and accidentally shot himself in the hand, said Pratt County Sheriff Jimmy White.

The wound was minor and the man, who is not being official identified at this time, was treated and released at Pratt Regional Medical Center. This was an accident and will not require a criminal investigation, White said.