Decatur police: Drinking leads to accidental shooting

A man accidentally shot himself in the leg and abdomen. (Source: Raycom Media)
A man accidentally shot himself in the leg and abdomen. (Source: Raycom Media)

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Decatur police said a man accidentally shot himself after drinking "several" beers.

It happened Wednesday at a home on the 1400 block of Riverview Avenue.

Investigators said the 68-year-old man was handling a pistol after drinking, when he reportedly dropped the gun.

A shot was fired, which, according to the police report, went through a couch, the man's leg, and into his abdomen.

The man was taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital, then transferred to Huntsville Hospital.

His condition is not known. No foul play is suspected.

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