Man clinging on to life after accidental shooting

Published: May. 21, 2011 at 1:36 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2011 at 8:16 PM CDT
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Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- A man is clinging on to life after what police say appears to be an accidental self inflicted gunshot wound.

The shooting happened around 8:15 this evening at 636 Wyandotte.

When Shreveport Police officers arrived on the scene, they say they found an adult male suffering from two gun shot wounds to the abdomen.

Witnesses tell police the victim was trying to load a pistol and was having problems doing so, that's when the firearm allegedly discharged striking him in the abdomen. When the man dropped the weapon, the pistol ended up discharging a second time striking him again in the abdomen area.

The man was taken to LSU Hospital with life threatening wounds and is now undergoing surgery.

Shreveport Police Detectives were told that this was an accidental shooting but are interviewing witnesses at this time to rule out foul play. Stay with KSLA News 12 and for updates.

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