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Worth men injured in accidental shooting

SYLVESTER — Two Worth County men were cleaning guns together when a pistol accidentally discharged, causing injuries to both men, Worth officials say.

According to Lt. Ronnie Graddy with the criminal investigation division of the Sylvester Police Department, the incident occurred Wednesday at the home of Jonathan Long, 22, on Lakeview Drive in Sylvester. At around 9:50 p.m., Long was cleaning some handguns with his neighbor Curtis Creel, 20, when the .40 caliber handgun Creel was holding accidentally fired, Graddy said.

Police reports state that the bullet then struck Creel in one hand, passed through a cell phone and into Long’s thigh. Both Creel and Long were transported by Worth County EMS to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for treatment. Injuries were not life threatening, officials said. No charges were filed.