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An Ogden man cleaning his gun accidentally shot himself and his wife early Tuesday.

OGDEN — An Ogden man cleaning his gun accidentally shot himself and his wife Tuesday.

About 2:15 a.m., a 67-year-old man was in his home at 1104 Maxfield Drive taking his .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun apart to clean it. But he didn't realize it was loaded and it went off, said Ogden Police Lt. Steve Zaccardi.

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The bullet hit the man's left index finger and then his 56-year-old wife, who was sitting in a chair next to him, in the upper thigh, Zaccardi said.

The couple called 911 and were transported to McKay-Dee Hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

Detectives investigating the case said the couple's story matched with the evidence and the incident appeared to be nothing more than an accident.

"Everything at the scene — talking to her and him — fit their story," Zaccardi said.

No one was cited and the case is considered closed, he said.

— Pat Reavy