Police: Man shoots self in leg

Staff Writer
Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Stephenville Police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at 11:10 p.m. on Friday to the 700 block of E. South Loop where a man had a leg wound caused by the accidental discharge of a pistol, Sergeant Jeremy Lanier said.

Lanier said the man told them he was in his vehicle when he accidentally shot his own leg. The bullet wound was in the thigh area, near the femur.

SPD officers on the scene immediately applied a tourniquet to slow the bleeding, and EMS transported the man to the emergency room at the hospital.

Lanier said, as of Monday morning, that they have not received an updated report on the man’s condition. The sergeant noted the incident is not being investigated as a criminal case.