Man recovering in hospital after accidentally firing a gun at himself

One person is recovering in the hospital after being shot early Saturday morning.
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 12:12 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 3:47 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department have identified the man hurt in Saturday’s shooting as 21-year-old Jordin Stimpson, who accidentally fired a gun at himself.

The WPD says officers responded to the intersection of North 2nd and Princess streets Saturday at around 1:18 a.m. in response to a shots fired call. In a follow up release, they write that Stimpson shot himself accidentally while inside a vehicle.

Officers found Stimpson on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound, and he was taken to Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The WPD charged Stimpson with Discharging a Firearm within the City Limits and Resist/Delay/Obstruct an Investigation.

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