ETX man reportedly shot himself while buying a handgun

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:01pm

An East Texas man allegedly shot himself on Wednesday night while buying a handgun.

Edgar Torres, 31, of Palestine arrived at the Palestine Regional Medical Center at 9:00pm with a gunshot wound on his right side.

While talking to Torres, police learned that he had been in the 400 block of Cherokee St. in Green's Park looking at a gun that he was planning to buy.

Torres said that the gun accidentally discharged and hit him in the side.

He did not give the name of anyone else who was there at the time of the incident.

Police went to Green's Park to investigate, but found no evidence of a shooting in the area.

Torres is in stable condition at the hospital, and is expected to recover.

The case is still under investigation at this time.



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