Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3 responded to reports of a shot fired in the 20 block of Bedford Square at 6:40 p.m.
When officers arrived on scene they learned that a male victim had sustained a gunshot wound to his lower leg.
He told police his family member was removing a broom from a closet when a gun fell to the floor and went off.
The gun is legally registered to the family member.
The male was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Police are investigating.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.