Man Hospitalized After Accidentally Shooting Himself in Eastport

A man was transported to an area hospital after telling police that he accidentally shot himself.

On December 19, 2023 at 2:04am, officers responded to the 1100 block of Frederick Douglass Street for a report of a shooting. According to authorities, the officers arrived on the scene and located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper leg. 

"The victim told officers that he was in the 900 block of President Street when he was shot by an unknown person. The victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition," police said in a press release.  "The investigation revealed  that victim's injury was consistent with a "self-inflicted" gun shot wound, at which time he advised investigators that his injury occurred due to the negligent handling of a handgun on his person."