Man walking along street shoots himself in leg, police say

Shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. in 11540 block of Rousseau St.

SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 20s shot himself in the leg accidentally while walking along a far West Side street late Tuesday night, San Antonio police said.

The shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. in the 11540 block of Rousseau Street, not far from Potranco Road and Loop 1604.

According to police, the man originally said he was walking down the street minding his own business when someone fired from a wooded area nearby.

Police said the man later admitted, however, to shooting himself in the leg while playing with the gun.  

The wounded man was taken to University Hospital for his injuries. He's expected to recover.

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