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Man apparently shot himself in the leg while shopping at the Walmart store in Antioch

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A man apparently shot himself in the leg while shopping at the Walmart store in Antioch last Friday, police said today. Officers responded to reports of a shooting at Walmart, located at 4893 Lone Tree Way, around 10:10 p.m. Friday, according to police.

Police said officers arriving on the scene found a 27-year-old Stockton man suffering from a gunshot wound. He told officers that he had been walking with a relative when he heard a shot and felt a pain in his leg and that “he had no idea who shot him,” police said in a statement.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment and later released. Police said there was no evidence to support the man’s statement and that a follow-up interview revealed he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun he had in his possession. Police are forwarding the case to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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