Published: Aug 02, 2011 7:47 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2011 6:49 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Monday, Gregory Holton was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital after accidentally shooting himself during target practice.

Holton and his neighbor, John Crews, were shooting a Caltec .223 caliber rifle at metal targets in Holton's backyard, on Rod and Gun Club Road, when a bullet ricocheted off the target  and lodged into Holton's lower left abdomen.

The bullet was surgically removed and Holton is expected to make a full recovery.