BURLINGTON, Vt. – Quick action by a Burlington police office likely saved the life of a man who accidently shot himself in the leg Monday.
Officers arrived at a South Winooski Avenue address just before 9 pm and found neighbors surrounding the man, who was bleeding heavily.
Officer Joe Congdon applied a tourniquet to the wound, which police say probably saved the man’s life. Investigators said statements from the unidentified victim determined the gunshot wound was accidentally self-inflicted.
The incident was unrelated to an attempted shotting homicide in Burlington’s Old North End earlier Monday.