Police: Man Reports Drive-By Shooting, Was Actually Self-Inflicted
ST. CLOUD - St. Cloud police determined a 25-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg, after initially telling them he was the victim of a drive-by shooting.
Officers responded to the 600 block of Wilson Avenue Southeast at about 7:45 p.m. on Saturday.
The victim said an unknown suspect shot him while he was sitting in his vehicle. A large number of officers then arrived on scene to assist. Later during the investigation officers were told that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, and was the result of an accidental discharge of a handgun, which is consistent with his injury.
No one else was hurt.
The investigation continues.
The name of the victim has not been released.