HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Police Division has announced that the shooting that injured 34-year-old man in the area of Sloop Court and Cunningham Drive Thursday was self-inflicted.
Dispatchers received the call around 3:13 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound.
After a preliminary investigation, authorities learned that the man was handling a firearm when it discharged a single round. Police were previously looking for possible suspects involved in the shooting.
When the victim was struck, he left the area where the incident took place and a concerned bystander called for medical assistance after seeing the victim in the 2500 block of Cunningham Drive. The man was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The firearm involved in the incident was recovered, and there were no other reports of injuries or property damage.
This incident remains under investigation.