Sheriff: Man found with chest wound appears to have shot self

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO)-- Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong says investigators believe a man found with a chest wound Sunday shot himself.

Paramedics treating the driver of a crashed vehicle in Carson City August 5, 2018 discovered he had a small-caliber gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to Reno for treatment and is expected to survive, according to investigators.

Furlong says the man, whose name has not been released, told deputies he had been shot as part of possible gang activity, but upon further questioning and witness statements, the story changed. The man now says the gun went off in the car, and deputies believe the wound was self-inflicted.

It happened at the offramp from Interstate 580 at College Parkway. Furlong says the exact circumstances of the incident have not been determined, but he believes there is no threat to the public.