LPD: Man shows up at hospital after accidental shooting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police say a man showed up Sunday afternoon at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington after accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

Investigators say the man told them he was putting away a handgun when it accidentally went off.  Police say a witness corroborated the story.

The victim’s name wasn’t released by police.  He was described as being in his 40’s.  Police say his gunshot wound was not life-threatening.

No charges were filed, according to police.

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