Man hospitalized after shooting himself

Man hospitalized after shooting himself

The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an accidental shooting in which a Frankford, DE man was injured that occurred Monday, Oct. 31.

The investigation into the incident began at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Monday, after troopers were told to respond to a residence located in the 30000 block of Thorogoods Road in Dagsboro for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival troopers were reportedly informed by a female resident of the home that she had been awoken by the sound of a 36-year-old male occupant of the home screaming in pain.

She then advised that the victim, who was lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his leg, reportedly told her that his gun had gone off.

The victim was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was admitted for his non-life-threatening injury, according to police.

The victim advised troopers that he had picked up the gun, identified as a .22 caliber Beretta handgun, from under his bed where he keeps it at night. As the victim was holding the gun, he bumped his thigh with it, causing it to discharge a round into his knee, according to reports.

Troopers are continuing their investigation into this incident.