An 18-year-old man told police that he accidentally shot himself Saturday night while handling a gun belonging to a friend.

Jaytion Mays was treated at Immanuel Medical Center for an injury that was not considered life-threatening, said Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman.

Mays told police he was in his home near 25th Street and Hartman Avenue about 7:30 p.m. when a friend brought over the gun.

While Mays was handling the gun, he said, it discharged. A family member drove Mays to the hospital.

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