Man, 21, accidentally shoots self in face

Published On: Apr 30 2013 05:07:34 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -

A 21-year-old St. Simons Island man accidentally shot himself in the face while sitting in a car parked outside a fast-food restaurant Monday afternoon, according to the Brunswick Police Department.

Police were called to the McDonald's in the 4500 block of Altama Avenue about 4 p.m.

The said the man accidentally shot himself in the right cheek area while he was sitting in his parked car.

Police said the man was in legal possession of the handgun. He was taken to the Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said he's expected to make a full recovery.

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