A Stratford man who police at first thought had been shot by a firearm, had actually shot himself in the hand with a nail gun while working at a construction job.
The incident unfolded Thursday early evening when the Woodbridge Police Department was contacted by the Stratford Police Department after they responded to Bridgeport Hospital for the report of a walk-in gunshot victim, said Woodbridge Police Sgt. A.J. Cappiello.
"The patient reported to Bridgeport Hospital Staff that he shot himself in the hand with a gun while working at a job site in Woodbridge," Cappiello said.
Upon investigating the incident, it was determined that the self-employed contractor accidentally discharged his nail gun into his hand while working at a home, he added.
The man was treated for his injury and released.
"No firearms were found to be involved in this incident which is being classified as an occupational accident," Cappiello said.
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