Camp Point man hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

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CAMP POINT, Ill. — A Camp Point man was taken to Blessing Hospital after what deputies with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department believe was an accidental gunshot wound.

Pat Frazier, deputy chief for the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, said deputies were sent to 104 E. School to respond to a disturbance.

“Prior to arrival (by the deputies), the subject was gathering his possessions for a move,” Frazier said. “It’s believed that one of his possessions was a handgun, and there was a discharge.”

Frazier said the subject shot himself in the abdomen.

“We’ve talked to everybody nearby except for him before he was rushed to Blessing for surgery,” he said. “I don’t think he has life-threatening injuries. It appears to be self-inflicted. At this point, we don’t know if it’s accidental, but we believe it likely is based on the wound.”

The residence where the shooting took place was one block away from Central Elementary School. Frazier contacted school officials and told them it was not necessary to lock down the school.

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