Man injured in accidental shooting at Elkhart home

courtesy: MGN Online

An 18-year-old man was injured Thursday when he accidentally shot a gun he was handling.

Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Middlebury Street at around 12:15 p.m.

According to an investigation by the Elkhart Police Department, the victim was visiting friends when he accidentally shot himself in the leg. He was taken to an area hospital and is being treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The man's identity has not been released. The case remains under investigation.