McHenry man accidentally fires pistol, injuring himself and another man at Waukegan gun range

A McHenry man in his 50s who works for a Waukegan gun range injured himself and another man when he accidentally fired a weapon Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The employee of Caliber Gun Range, 3059 Washington St., shot himself in the thigh with a pistol while sitting at a table just outside the firing range, according to news release from the Waukegan Police Department. The bullet went through his thigh, ricocheted off the floor and struck the wrist of a man in his late teens from Libertyville, police said.

Both men were taken to a hospital, according to the news release. Police processed the scene and collected the discharged firearm and spent shell casing.