Cops: Man claiming to be shooting victim admits he accidentally shot himself

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston Police Department officials say a man who originally told investigators that he was shot by an unknown subject Monday night, has now admitted that he accidentally shot himself.

Police say shortly before 7 p.m., officers responded to the area of Comstock Avenue and Davis Street for a report of a man who was shot.

Authorities found the victim who had been shot between his toes. At that time, the victim told police he was shot by an unknown subject in the area.

Investigators say they were told by several people that the victim was seen playing with a gun when it went off.

The victim was then transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Around 9:30 p.m., police officials released a statement that stated that the victim had admitted to accidentally shooting himself. Authorities say they recovered the gun, and the man will be charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm.

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