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.