ANTIOCH -- A man accidentally shot himself in the leg outside Walmart last week, police announced Tuesday.

On Friday around 10:10 p.m., officers responded to Walmart, located at 4893 Lone Tree Way, for a man who had been shot, said Antioch Sgt. Tom Fuhrmann.

The 27-year-old man told police he was walking with a relative when he heard a shot and felt pain in his leg. The man, who has not been identified, said at that time he had no idea who shot him.

The man was treated at an area hospital and he was later released. Investigators found that evidence at the scene did not support the victim's statement to officers, Fuhrmann said; he did not elaborate.

In a follow-up interview, the man revealed he had a gun when it accidentally went off and he shot himself in the leg.

The case is being sent to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office for review.

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