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Thursday, June 26, 2008 - Page updated at 10:51 AM

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Spokane man accidentally shoots self in face

Police say a man who was drinking with friends and playing with a handgun accidentally shot himself in the face in Spokane.

SPOKANE, Wash. —

Police say a man who was drinking with friends and playing with a handgun accidentally shot himself in the face in Spokane.

Police say when someone expressed concern about the gun early Thursday the man attempted to prove it was unloaded by pointing it at his face and pulling the trigger.

The 42-year-old Spokane man is in critical condition.

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