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Police, EMS Respond to Male With Accidental Gunshot Wound

Date: August 28, 2019
Incident Type: Gunshot wound
Location: Zone 2


Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 2 responded to reports of a gunshot on Fort Duquesne Blvd. and 7th Street Downtown just after 10 p.m.

When they arrived on scene they found a male victim who told them he had been shuffling through his backpack at a bus stop when he triggered his own gun, accidentally shooting himself in the left leg.

He was transferred by EMS to a local hospital in stable condition.

Police ran the firearm, which was legally registered to the victim.

The Mobile Crime Unit processed the scene.

The investigation continues.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz