Police: Man shot in foot after celebrating New Year with alcohol and a gun

A news release from the Port Arthur Police Department says a man is recovering from a gunshot wound to the foot that resulted from a night of drinking and celebrating.

Around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday officers were called to Christus Hospital St. Mary where a man was being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot.

The man told officers he was celebrating the New Year and fired several rounds with a medium to small caliber pistol and had accidentally shot himself in the right foot. The officers reported that the man was showing signs of intoxication.

The man's injuries were not considered life threatening.


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