Biddeford man cleaning gun shoots himself in knee

Posted Jan. 01, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 01, 2013, at 1:47 p.m.

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Local police said a man cleaning his gun Tuesday morning accidentally shot himself in the knee at a Biddeford residence.

Donald Williamson, 27, was cleaning the .45-caliber semi-automatic weapon when it discharged, according to a press release from the Biddeford Police Department.

He was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford to be treated for what a police official described as injuries that were not life threatening.