NORTHPORT, Alabama. | "A man who said he was sleeping with a gun in his bed accidentally shot himself in the shoulder Wednesday morning.
The 24-year-old told investigators that he must have hit the .40-caliber pistol with his hand, said Capt. Loyd Baker of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit.
The man lives in Northgate Apartments, in the 3700 block of 34th Avenue in Northport.
The gunshot wound was not life-theatening (sic: fits), Baker said."
Hey, it might have been worse. He could'a dozed off in his garage and been shredded then bagged by his lawn mower.