Man cleaning gun shoots himself

Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
POSTED: 03:34 PM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 06:02 PM PDT Mar 11, 2013 
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SANTA MARIA, Calif. -

A Santa Maria man is in the hospital Monday after he accidentally shot himself. It happened at a home on the 800 block of Pauline Court.

Emergency crews were called to the house just after 1 p.m.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesperson David Sadecki said the man was cleaning his pistol when he shot himself in the chest.

He is expected to be OK.

830 Pauline Ct, Santa Maria, CA 93455