LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
A young man was injured Monday afternoon when he accidently shot himself in the leg while cleaning his gun. Lehighton police were called to 513 Mahoning St. just after 4 p.m. with a report of gunshot wound. Reports from the scene were a gunshot to the leg with heavy bleeding. Lehighton police were assisted at the scene by Mahoning Township police. The victim was treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics and transported to an area hospital.