DEXTER — A Massachusetts man has been hospitalized after police say he accidentally shot himself in the leg while visiting Maine.

Dexter Police Chief Jim Emerson says Paul Lalicata of Boston was getting out of his vehicle just after 4 p.m. Saturday when he decided to unload his shotgun. The gun went off and shot Lalicata in the calf.

Emerson says Lalicata lost a lot of blood is expected to survive. The Bangor Daily News reports that he was listed in fair condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor on Monday.

Emerson says police inspected the gun but found no mechanical problems.

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