Man In Critical Condition After Accidental Shooting

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Columbus police are investigating an apparent accidental shooting on the city's southwest side.

Officers were called to a home on Ringfield Drive around 7 p.m. on a report of a shooting.

Police tell 10TV it appears to be accidental.

Neighbor Paula Roberts says she was home when she and her husband thought they heard a gun shot.

That's when they say they got a knock on the door from the victims nephew asking for help.

"He said that his uncle had got shot in the head with a 22 calliber.  The gentleman was still breathing, was bleeding but still breathing," said Roberts.

Neighbors stayed with the victim until police and medics arrived.

The victim was taken to Mt. Carmel hospital in critical condition.

At this point officers are not releasing his name.

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