The Santa Maria Police Department is investigating an incident involving a man who accidentally shot himself Friday night in northern Santa Maria.

At about 9:37 p.m., officers responded to a report of gunshots heard in the area of Donovan Road and Western Avenue. Upon arrival, no victim or witnesses were found.

Shortly after, police received a call from Marian Regional Medical Center, reporting a gunshot victim had been checked in. Officials said the victim, a 27-year-old Hispanic male, claimed he was shot in the torso near the intersection. 

However, it was determined the gunshot wound was accidentally self-inflicted and nonlife-threatening, police said.

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The shooting is the city's second this past week and fourth this month.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Police Department at 928-3781.

Gina Kim covers crime and courts for Santa Maria Times. Follow her on Twitter @gina_k210

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