Man found wounded by single gunshot

Monday, August 1, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 1:38 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

An adult Columbia man received a single gunshot wound to the side of the leg Sunday night. Columbia Police officers found the victim in the 2700 block of Quail Drive after being dispatched at 5:54 p.m.

Police declined to give the victim’s name. Sgt. Brian Richenberger said evidence at the scene showed signs that the wound may have been accidentally self-inflicted.

“We only have indication that one shot was fired. One casing was located,” he said. “The angle and conflicting statements by the victim are consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot.”

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