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Crime & Courts

Police: Man accidentally shoots himself in leg in Berwyn

BERWYN – A man accidentally shot himself in the leg Aug. 22 in Berwyn, according to a post on the Berwyn Police Department's Facebook page.

Police responded at 4:46 p.m. to the 3100 block of Ridgeland Avenue for a report of a male subject who had sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg, the post stated.

Upon arrival, officers detained another male subject at the rear of the residence who allegedly was carrying a backpack that contained several firearms, according to the post. He also was found to have an active traffic warrant, and he was taken into custody.

The victim was transported to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the post stated.

The investigation was ongoing as of the time of the post, but police said it appeared the detained subject had gone to the back of the residence to store the multiple firearms they had in their possession.

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