Danville Police Investigate Accidental Shooting

Danville, VA- Danville Police are investigating an accidental shooting that happened Saturday morning.

At around 10:15, police responded to the 1100 block of Franklin Turnpike for a call about a person accidentally shooting themselves. When they arrived, they found that the man who had been shot, had already left for Danville Regional Medical Center. But, he never arrived at the hospital.

At around 1:30 p.m., the man came back to the residence on Franklin Turnpike, where police were still waiting. Police say he told them he had shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun, and walked to a friend's house for treatment.

Police are still investigating the case.