- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police say a northern Utah sportsman accidentally shot his father in the leg while cleaning his rifle.

The 21-year-old visited his father with a friend Tuesday evening at an Ogden Canyon cabin.

The 49-year-old groundskeeper was readying the cabin for the summer season when his son and a friend arrived after the two had gone out shooting.

The son removed the magazine and sat down to clean the rifle just after midnight. He mistakenly believed the chamber was empty and hit the trigger on the .22 caliber gun, shattering his father’s femur.

Weber County Sheriff’s Sgt. Lane Findlay says crews rushed the father to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden with non-life threatening injuries.

Police ruled the shooting an accident.

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