The 35-year-old Skokie man was taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock with injures not considered to be life-threatening after fire officials responded about 1 p.m. Sunday to the 3600 block of North Queen Anne Road, according to officials and scanner reports.
McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Aimee Knop said the victim believed the handgun malfunctioned. She did not have information on what type of gun was involved in the incident.
No citations have been issued. Knop said the investigation is ongoing.
Sunday's shooting was the second report in less than a week of someone accidentally shooting himself in the hand in the McHenry County area.
Knop said gun owners should always treat a gun as if it loaded. They should never point their gun at anything they do not intend to shoot, she advised. Finally, Knop said gun owners should keep their finger off the trigger until it is time to safely fire their gun.