On Saturday,September 8, 2018 at approximately 1:10 PM, West Chester Police officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of E. Nields St. for a reported accidental shooting. Officers located a M/22 YOA of Berwyn, PA with a gunshot wound to his left leg. Detectives from West Chester Police Department responded and conducted the investigation. The victim accidentally shot himself in his leg with his own Sig Sauer 9MM handgun.
The victim does posses a valid gun permit for the handgun. The victim was treated and transported to Paoli Hospital by Good Fellowship Ambulance Company. The victims injury was reported to be non-life threatening. The West Chester Police Department continues to investigate the matter.