Off-duty soldier accidentally shoots himself in leg with handgun in Colorado Springs

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DENVER — Police say an off-duty soldier accidentally shot himself in the leg with a handgun in Colorado Springs.

The Denver Post reports ( ) officers were called to an area near Memorial Park on Friday afternoon and found that the 30-year-old man, who serves in the Army, did not notice a round was in the chamber when he was checking the 9 mm handgun.

The soldier, whose name has not been released, was taken to a nearby hospital.

No other details were released.

Information from: The Denver Post,

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