Gun safety class man shoots himself
A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a firearms safety class in the US.
The Bedford County Sheriff's Office in Virginia said Michael Deel shot himself in the hand with a .45-calibre pistol. The bullet also struck his wife, Michelle, in the leg as she was sitting beside him.
The accident happened during a firearms safety class at a house. The instructor, Thomas Starke, told police he had left the room and then heard a shot.
The Deels were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Mr Deel said the shooting was a "stupid accident."