Man shoots own testicles during robbery
The wound is "consistent with somebody putting a gun in his pants" and he was hospitalized
The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. — Police in Portland, Ore., say a man suspected of shooting a neighbor shot himself in the groin while trying to leave the scene of the crime.
Sgt. Pete Simpson tells The Oregonian the 40-year-old man's wound is "consistent with somebody putting a gun in his pants."
The initial shooting happened Tuesday night during an apparent robbery attempt a downtown apartment building near Portland State University.
The 32-year-old man who was shot ran to a grocery store for help. He was later taken to the hospital with a leg wound.
Police say that as the suspect left the scene, he accidentally shot himself in the testicles.
The alleged gunman is being treated for the self-inflicted gunshot wound.
There's no word from police on any criminal charges.
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