May 3, 2016 10:35 AM by News Staff
Around 8pm police received numerous phone calls about what was originally reported as a possible stabbing, now police are saying a man accidentally shot himself.
Sergeant Mike Rodden with the Chico Police Department said a 45-year old man was cleaning his gun when it accidentally discharged, striking him in the face and neck.
Police say the man was walking down east avenue covered in blood. The incident happened near the intersection of East and Floral avenues.
Sergeant Rodden said the man, whose name is being withheld, was taken into surgery right away at Enloe Medical Center.
He is expected to survive.