MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police in St. Cloud say a 25-year-old man lied to officers over the weekend after he accidentally shot himself in the leg.
The St. Cloud Police Department says the man reported to officers Saturday night that he was shot by an unknown gunman while in his car on Wilson Avenue.
Initially, police started to search for a suspect, calling several officers to the area. The injured man was brought to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment.
Later, police learned the gunshot was self-inflicted, the result of an accidental discharge.
Police say they are continuing to investigate why the man, who was not identified, lied to officers.