Former Major League Baseball star Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning a handgun in his Las Vegas home.

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Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday.

Reddon says the former Oakland Athletics outfielder told police he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand. He was taken to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

Canseco’s finger was “hanging by a string,” his fiancée Leila Knight told the Los Angeles Times. Doctors will either amputate the finger or perform full reconstructive surgery, she said.

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