Thomson man shoots self in hand

THOMSON, Ga. -- A McDuffie County man was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital today after he accidentally shot himself in the hand.

Wade Yarbrough, 37, of Thomson, a clerk at Double D Gun & Pawn, was unloading his gun when it fired about 11:30 a.m.

Monty Ashcraft, the owner of the shop at 642 Main St., said the injury did not appear to be life-threatening.

Yarbrough’s son Dakota Yarbrough, 16, said his father will need surgery.

The bullet lodged in a shelf and was recovered.

Thomson police investigated but had no information available.

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