Deputy hospitalized after shooting himself in leg

GREENE COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A sheriff's deputy was hospitalized after shooting himself in the leg last night.

Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith says Deputy Johnny Morris is at Vidant Medical Center and is expected to be okay.

Smith says Morris had returned home just before midnight Thursday and was removing his gun when it went off.

The sheriff says the shooting is under investigation, though it appears this was an accident.