WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) A Wheeling resident was taken to the hospital on April 11, 2022, just after 3:15 pm. after accidentally being shot with a firearm by another person while they were cleaning it.

Wheeling police were called to the scene on the 2100 block of National Road in Wheeling.

Police said the person was cleaning the weapon when it was accidentally discharged.

The person was taken to an area hospital where they were being evaluated.

According to Wheeling police, the person is alert and okay.