Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies received a call for service from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital staff after a victim came in with an apparently self-inflicted single gunshot wound Wednesday evening.
At approximately 5:45 p.m., deputies were asked to investigate the incident, which occurred on 22000 block of Derby Place, according to deputies. The victim was transported to the hospital by private vehicle.
On initial reports, deputies believed the victim had shot himself in the eye. However, after further investigation, deputies confirmed that was not the case.
Sgt. Keith Green of the SCV Sherrif’s Station said they changed the investigation from a 245, an assault with a deadly weapon, to an investigation of negligent use of firearm. He could not confirm where the victim self-inflicted the injury due to it being an ongoing investigation.
According to Lt. Barkon Dimitry of the SCV Sheriff’s Station, deputies were searching the area for evidence and talking to the victim for additional information.
Sgt. Clark of the SCV Sheriff’s Station said deputies investigated the area and confirmed the victim had accidentally set off the weapon.
No additional details were available as deputies finish their investigation. However, deputies concluded it was self-inflicted injury, said Clark.