Police: Man admitted to accidentally shooting himself in Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A shooting victim in Lancaster is expected to recover after undergoing surgery on Friday.

Police were called just before 4 p.m. to the 700 block of Fulton Street for a shooting.

Officers arrived and found a 21-year-old Reading man with a single gunshot wound to the lower leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and underwent surgery.

Detectives say it appears the incident was the result of an accidental discharge. The victim told police he thought the handgun was unloaded, so he pulled the trigger while showing it to a friend.

Neighbors and witnesses were interviewed by police and evidence was collected at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, according to the Lancaster Bureau of Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department  at 717-735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. Tips can also be sent through a text by messaging LANCS plus the tip to 847411.

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