Hampton man injured in accidental shooting

Posted at 4:08 PM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 20:15:44-04

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Police Division has announced that the shooting that injured 34-year-old man in the area of Sloop Court and Cunningham Drive Thursday was self-inflicted.

Photo courtesy of the Hampton Police Division

Dispatchers received the call around 3:13 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound.

After a preliminary investigation, authorities learned that the man was handling a firearm when it discharged a single round. Police were previously looking for possible suspects involved in the shooting.

When the victim was struck, he left the area where the incident took place and a concerned bystander called for medical assistance after seeing the victim in the 2500 block of Cunningham Drive. The man was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The firearm involved in the incident was recovered, and there were no other reports of injuries or property damage.

This incident remains under investigation.

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