Second accidental shooting this month sends Riverton man to the hospital

(Riverton, Wyo.) – For the second time this month, an accidental shooting has sent someone to the hospital.

“A 25-year-old Riverton man was accidentally shot in the upper leg by his wife Sunday afternoon near Hutchison Road with a 9mm handgun,” Undersheriff Ryan Lee said in a news release.

The incident reportedly occurred in the area of Devil’s Pit where the couple and friend were target practicing. The man was taken to the hospital via a personal vehicle.

“She was shooting down range and had turned around when the gun discharged; the man was standing behind her and was struck by the round,” Lee said. “An investigation revealed it was an unfortunate and completely unintentional accident.”

Earlier this month, a Rock Springs man accidentally shot himself in the leg in the Atlantic City area.