While cleaning his firearm Tuesday afternoon, former baseball standout Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself, reports local media.
He was rushed from his home in Las Vegas to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he underwent surgery to save a finger on his left hand that was nearly blown off.
Canseco’s fiancee tweeted this message to his fans and followers.
This is Leila . Thank you all for the kind words and prayers . Jose is in still surgery and will be ok. Please pray for his finger !!
While negligent discharges are becoming less frequent, they still happen. Remember to be careful. And always be mindful of the four rules of gun safety:
- All guns are always loaded.
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.