Whitley man fatally shoots self while cleaning gun

October 9, 2011 

An 87-year-old Whitley County man died at his home Sunday morning after he was accidentally shot while cleaning his gun, police said.

Harold Pennington had been cleaning a .357 revolver when it accidentally discharged, according to Kentucky State Police at London.

Pennington died from a single gunshot to the torso. No foul play is suspected and no autopsy will be performed, police said.

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