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Published February 15, 2013, 04:12 PM

Rural Ramsey County Man Suffers Accidental Gunshot

A rural Ramsey County man was sent to Grand Forks for surgery after accidentally shooting himself in the hand.

A rural Ramsey County man was sent to Grand Forks for surgery after accidentally shooting himself in the hand.

Authorities say 26-year-old Christopher Reeves of rural Tolna told them he was cleaning his nine millimeter handgun Wednesday night when it went off. According to law enforcement reports, Reeves tried to drive himself to Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake before being driven in by his father's girlfriend. Reeves' father told authorities the bullet shattered a bone in his son's hand and that he was taken to Grand Forks for surgery.

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