Police do not expect to file any criminal charges in connection with a shooting in Litchfield on Monday afternoon, in which a man allegedly shot himself at 277 Academy Road, but survived his injuries and was taken to a Lewiston hospital.

The initial report of a shooting in the early afternoon drew a significant response from the Maine State Police and area rescue workers, and nearby schools were locked down for about 20 minutes. When the call came in to 911, the man reported that he had been shot in the head, but did not indicate that it was a self-inflicted wound.

The man is expected to survive his injuries, said Steve McCausland, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

The man remained in a Lewiston hospital on Tuesday, McCausland said, and police do not anticipate filing any charges in connection with the shooting.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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Twitter: @ceichacker

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