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Calgary Man Accidentally Shoots Neighbour

08/08/2015 10:31 EDT
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CALGARY — Police say a Calgary man accidentally shot his handgun in his home, hitting a next-door neighbour in the abdomen.

The 25-year-old man unintentionally shot the gun, which police say was legally owned, on Thursday night around 11 p.m.

The bullet went through the wall of his house and the house next door, hitting a 61-year-old man.

The man is in hospital in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

Police say the shooter immediately phoned 911 after the shot and was arrested.

He has been released but police say they will speak to the 61-year-old to see if he wants charges laid.

"As a gun owner, you've got certain responsibilities and obligations to meet, and that's something that we're going to be looking into, just to make sure all the steps that could have been reasonably taken were taken in this case,'' said Det. Neil MacPherson.

UPDATE: Brandon Naumann has been charged with careless use of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm and having a loaded restricted firearm, said Calgary police.