A 79-year-old Fort Lee retiree was hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself in the leg, authorities said.
The victim was cleaning the weapon at his home in a high-rise overlooking Manhattan near Monument Park when it discharged shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, Capt. Edward Young said.
Fort Lee Emergency Medical Services took him to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound in his lower left leg, Young said.
The gun is legit and no criminal charges were filed, he said.
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