A York City man seen limping toward his home after suffering a gunshot wound to the thigh might have accidentally shot himself, according to police.

Trae Hernandez Gonzalez, 22, of the 200 block of Jefferson Avenue, was shot in the upper right thigh about 8:14 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Juniper Street, according to York City Police Capt. Tim Utley.

Gonzalez's condition could not be obtained Wednesday from York Hospital, but Utley said the wound is not life-threatening.

City officers were dispatched to Juniper Street for a report of gunfire, but found no victim, Utley said.

They did recover a discarded handgun they found there, he said.

Limped away: Witnesses told officers they saw the shooting victim limping toward Jefferson Avenue, the captain said.

Gonzalez was later driven to York Hospital in a private vehicle, Utley said.

Officers learned Gonzalez was shot near his crotch and that the bullet went straight down and lodged in his knee, according to Utley.

"We're investigating this as a probable self-inflicted gunshot wound," he said.

Utley said Tuesday night's shooting does not appear to be related to Saturday night's homicide of Dashaun Davis, which happened in the same neighborhood.

If Gonzalez accidentally shot himself, he wouldn't be the first York City resident in recent years to do so, according to Utley.


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No holster: "It seems to be the popular way for people to carry a gun, tucked into their pants unholstered," he said. "They end up shooting themselves. We've had several of those in recent years."

State law forbids Gonzalez to possess firearms because he is a convicted felon.

He became a felon in 2011 when he pleaded guilty in York County Court to carrying a firearm without a license, and carrying a firearm with an altered or obliterated serial number, according to court records.