Speed Reads

This just in

Report: José Canseco accidentally shoots himself in hand while cleaning gun

Former baseball star and two-time World Series champion José Canseco has reportedly shot himself by accident, injuring his hand. "It was a serious hand injury," Las Vegas Metro Police Lt. Mark Reddon tells NBC News. The accident, which damaged a finger on Canseco's left hand, occurred at about 2:30 p.m. in northeast Las Vegas. The former slugger apparently didn't realize there was a round in the chamber of a gun he was cleaning, Reddon added. "There was nothing suspicious. There was no alcohol involved, just a misstep with a handgun."

Canseco is 50 years old, and retired from baseball in 2002.