Hamilton County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an accidental shooting in Ooltewah Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 1:30 pm in the 9700 block of Snow Hill Road.

HCSO spokesperson Matt Lea says a man was cleaning his gun when it fired and hit his foot.

The man was taken to a local hospital. His injury is not life threatening.

Lea says detectives are following up on the incident, but says all evidence points to an accident.

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