Leitchfield man shoots himself in the stomach

Published: Jan. 25, 2019 at 7:18 AM CST
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A Leitchfield man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach.

Wednesday night, officials responded to Parkway Villa Apartments, on the report of a man being shot in the abdomen area.

When EMS arrived they say they found a 53-year-old man had accidently shot himself in the parking lot while cleaning a gun in his truck.

The victim, who did not realize the gun was loaded, was able to help himself up to be taken to the hospital for treatment.

No other injuries were reported.