AUGUSTA — Local police are searching for answers after a man was shot by a gun early Sunday morning at a home on South Belfast Avenue under circumstances that remain mysterious.

The man was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening and released later that morning, said Detective Sgt. Jason Cote, of the Augusta Police Department.

Cote declined to identify the man, because he was the victim of a shooting. He also offered little information about the circumstances leading up to the shooting and said that “not all of the parties are being fully cooperative” with the police investigation.

“It’s unknown” who shot the man, Cote said. “It’s currently being investigated. This wasn’t a random type act where the public is in any danger.”

The shooting was reported at 2:56 a.m. Sunday, at 965 South Belfast Ave.

Cote asked anyone with information about the case to contact Detective Christopher Guay at 626-2370, ext. 3434.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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