AUGUSTA — A person was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center with a gunshot wound Monday afternoon after an incident on Boothby Street that was originally reported to police as a shooting, according to Lt. Chris Read of the Augusta Police Department.

Local police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the firing of the weapon, Read said, but have not yet determined whether the incident was a crime, a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a mistake involving a firearm or something else.

“No one has been charged with anything,” he said. “We don’t know if a crime occurred.”

Read was not able to confirm the identity or medical condition of the person who suffered the gunshot wound.

Police and first responders went to Boothby Street at 3 p.m. Monday after a caller reported that someone had been shot there, Read said.

Later, the unidentified victim was taken to the hospital with injuries.

Since then, investigators have been interviewing people who live in the area, Read said. He added that the investigation will likely continue until later this week.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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Twitter: @ceichacker

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