Man accidentally shot his own leg on St. Helena Island, deputies say

Crime & Safety

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – Deputies say a man accidentally shot his own leg on St. Helena Island Wednesday.

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), the incident occurred on Sea Island Parkway and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The man was found there suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment.

It wasn’t immediately clear who caused the injury, but the sheriff’s office later confirmed it was self-inflicted. The man is currently in stable condition.

A firearm was recovered on the scene. BCSO says there was no threat to public safety.

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