A 24-year-old Houlton man is in serious condition at a Bangor Hospital after accidentally shooting himself while showing a new handgun to friends.

Justin Hulbert was taken by helicopter to the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor Sunday evening.

Houlton Police Chief Joe McKenna said Monday officers investigated a 9-1-1 hang-up call from 6 Prospect Street and discovered the injured Hulbert had been taken by friends to Houlton Regional Hospital.

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He was transported by ambulance to The Aroostook Medical Center and then by Crown Critical Care to EMMC in  Bangor.

Doctors are treating Hulbert for injuries caused when a single bullet went through his hand, into his leg and then into his opposite calf.

McKenna says the incident has been determined to be accidental and no charges are expected.