Man accidentally shoots self while cleaning gun in Lawrence

Police responded to an accidental shooting that happened when a man was cleaning his gun over the weekend in Lawrence.

Police were dispatched to the incident in the 1400 block of Westbrooke Street about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Amy Rhoads of the Lawrence Police Department said in an email response to inquiry from the Journal-World.

Rhoads said that a man had been cleaning his firearm when it accidentally discharged. His injuries were not life-threatening, she said.