Crime - Sacto 911

Officers investigating if man shot himself or was shot by another

Officers investigating the shooting of a man in south Sacramento on Monday have not ruled out the possibility that the injury was self-inflicted.

Police were called to the 6100 block of Stockton Boulevard shortly before 10 a.m. Monday.

Officers found the wounded man was alert and with a recent wound, a police spokesman said. He was taken to a hospital after providing limited information to officers. He was expected to survive.

“We have not ruled out the potential that this individual may have shot himself,” said Officer Matt McPhail.

Officers were looking for a discarded firearm nearby and a possible shooter.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews