SH man shoots himself taking gun out of pickup truck

A Sweet Home area man shot and injured himself Sunday afternoon in an apparent accident.

Sweet Home paramedics transported Bruce Hamar, 58, to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, where he was to undergo surgery.

Linn County deputies and medics responded to the incident in the Santiam Terrace area between Sweet Home and Lebanon at 12:08 p.m. on Jan. 9.

Hamar had grabbed the barrel of a pistol as he was taking it out of his pickup, and it went off, said Capt. Jeff Cone of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies had not had a chance to talk with Hamar as of Monday as far as Cone was aware, so further details about the accident were not available.