Man hospitalized after he shot himself in the leg at Beaufort night club

mmcnab@beaufortgazette.comAugust 19, 2013 

A 23-year-old man was hospitalized after he shot himself in the leg early Saturday morning, a Beaufort Police Department spokeswoman said Monday.

Beaufort police officers were handling a disturbance at Club Encore on Burton Hill Road caused by a patron who refused to leave at about 2 a.m. Saturday when they heard a single gunshot, Beaufort police spokeswoman Cpl. Hope Able said.

Officers found the man injured by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken by ambulance to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Able said.

A gun believed to have caused the injury was recovered from the scene, she added.

It is unknown if the man shot himself inside of the club or outside it. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing and charges may be pending, Able said.

No other injuries were reported from the incident.

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