A 77-year-old Toms River, New Jersey man was cleaning out a closet in his home with his wife when he came across a loaded, unlocked .357 semi-automatic handgun that he had stored in the closet. He was in the process of checking the weapon when he ran into difficultly with the gun's slide. While trying to fix the problem he unintentionally discharged the firearm, shooting himself in the stomach.
He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment. His condition has not been released. Police say no charges have been filed because the man was in legal possession of the gun and the shooting was accidental.