December 7, 2013

Man injured in Scarborough range shooting

A 77-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the abdomen at the Scarborough Fish & Game firing range Saturday morning.

By Beth Quimby
Staff Writer

A 77-year-old man was seriously injured when he accidentally shot himself at the Scarborough Fish & Game firing range at 79 Homes Road in Scarborough.

Scarborough Police Sgt. Timothy Barker said the man was alone at the range when he shot himself in the abdomen with a 22 caliber hand gun at 10:55 a.m. . Barker said the man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of his family, managed to call the police and report the accident.

Barker said the man was taken by Scarborough Fire and Rescue to Maine Medical Center in Portland where he was immediately sent into surgery.

Barker said the accident is under investigation.

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