Chesapeake Police: Man unintentionally shoots himself while handling firearm


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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Chesapeake say a man unintentionally shot himself while handling a firearm Monday afternoon.

Police responded to the 3300 block of South Military Highway around 3:30 p.m. Monday for a call reporting an injured person.

Officers arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound.

He was taken to local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Officers investigated and determined the man unintentionally shot himself while handling the gun.

Police are still investigating.

Stay with for updates.

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