UPDATE: Columbus shooting appears to be accidental

It appears a Columbus shooting was accidental, sending a young man to the hospital.

Posted: Aug 28, 2018 1:40 PM
Updated: Aug 28, 2018 7:50 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - It appears a Columbus shooting was accidental, sending a young man to the hospital.

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton says officers were dispatched at 1:15 p.m. to a trailer park in the 100 block of Lincoln Road.

He says officers found an 18-year-old man inside the home with a gunshot wound to the head.

The young man told police a gun fell off a counter and accidentally discharged. Shelton later confirmed the gun appears to be a small-caliber. 

Shelton says the bullet grazed the man's head and the injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

The man was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle for treatment.

The shooting is under investigation.

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