(KMOV)--A man accidentally shoot himself in the leg in north St. Louis on Sunday night.
Authorities say that the 17-year-old victim claimed he was climbing over a fence near the intersection of St. Louis and Semple around 10:40pm, when his gun accidentally went off.
The victim was struck in the leg and taken to an area hospital by someone in the area.
Authorities say the victim’s injury did not appear to be life threatening.
The gun was not recovered.
Police could not locate any witnesses.
The investigation is ongoing.