Chattanooga: Man accidentally shoots self in head

Chattanooga: Man accidentally shoots self in head

September 11th, 2009 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

A man accidentally shot himself in the head this afternoon in Alton Park, Chattanooga police said.

Police on the scene said one man was injured while handling a firearm at a home on East 49th Street. His injury was to the head, but it was superficial and non-life-threatening, police said.

The man was taken to Erlanger hospital for treatment just before 1 p.m., police said.

The investigation is ongoing, police said, but nothing seemed suspicious.