Police respond to accidental shooting

Police respond to accidental shooting

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - According to Albany Police, there was an accidental shooting around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Thomas Strickland explained after officials arrived that he sleeps with a handgun in his bed for protection, and that he accidentally shot himself early Sunday morning when he thought someone was in his home.

Officials responded to the call in the 3100 block of Wax Myrtle Ct. and discovered that Strickland had a gunshot wound on his right leg.

Strickland received first aid and was taken to Phoebe Main for his injuries.

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