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Man injured in accidental shooting in Williams

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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — One man was injured after a gun was discharged on Third Street Saturday night according to Williams Police Department.

Around 6 p.m. on Feb. 8, Williams Police Department was notified by North Country Healthcare in Williams that a local man came to the clinic with a bullet wound.

An officer responded to the medical clinic and discovered the man had a bullet wound to the lower right leg. The man initially told the officer that he was sitting on a bench when a silver car drove by and shot him in the leg.

“Evidence at the scene suggested otherwise,” said Williams Police Chief Herman Nixon.

Based on further investigation and interviews with witnesses, Nixon said investigators determined the man had gotten into an argument with another man and a 9 mm weapon was pulled.

“We determined the victim and his buddy were intoxicated and got into a physical altercation,” Nixon said. “A weapon was pulled out and accidentally discharged and hit him in the leg.”

He said the victim confirmed the story and did not wish to prosecute or assist with further investigation. The man was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center where he received treatment and was released.

“It was a through-and-through injury,” Nixon said.

Nixon said four officers were involved in the incident, with three responding to the scene on Third Street.

Nixon said officers were also busy that night with several domestic violence calls and a fight at a local bar.

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