Gun safety class man shoots himself

A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a firearms safety class in the US.

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office in Virginia said Michael Deel shot himself in the hand with a .45-calibre pistol. The bullet also struck his wife, Michelle, in the leg as she was sitting beside him.

The accident happened during a firearms safety class at a house. The instructor, Thomas Starke, told police he had left the room and then heard a shot.