Houlton Man Wounded Through Hand and Both Legs While Showing New Gun to Friends
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.
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.