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Accidental shooting wounds firefighter in southern Michigan

Authorities say a firefighter was wounded after a gun that was in his pocket accidentally discharged while he was responding to a grass fire in southern Michigan.

Crews from several departments responded Monday afternoon to the fire in woods and fields along I-94 in Calhoun County’s Emmett Township near Battle Creek.

Authorities say a firefighter from the nearby community of Athens was wounded in the groin on Monday night. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of what was described as a non-life threatening injury. Officials say he had a license to carry a concealed weapon.  (AP)

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