Man accidentally shoots self

A 22-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg while walking with a handgun in the waistband of his pants.

Kenosha Police were called to Froedtert South-Kenosha Hospital Friday for a report of a man with a gunshot wound. The man told police he was walking on the 6300 block of 24th Avenue before 5 p.m. Friday when the handgun he had in his waistband began to slip. He grabbed at the gun to keep it from falling and the gun went off, shooting him in the leg. According to a police report, the man had a gunshot wound to his thigh that traveled down toward his knee. The report states that there was no bullet hole in the man’s pants, indicating the gun was inside his pants when he was shot. He was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa to have the bullet removed, according to the report.

The man told police he threw the gun into a nearby yard when he was shot and called family members, who picked him up and drove him to the hospital. He told police he carried the handgun for protection. Police could not locate the gun in the area where the man said he tossed it.

Kenosha man allegedly shoots man after argument

William Riley, 59, of Kenosha, is being held on $25,000 bond, accusing of shooting at a man after an argument.

Police were called to the area of the 1600 block of 55th Street at 11:17 p.m. Friday for multiple reports of shots being fired. When officers arrived, they spoke to Riley, who appeared to be highly intoxicated. Riley is alleged to have argued with a neighbor’s boyfriend, and is then alleged to have fired shots at the man as he was leaving. Police found .45 caliber cartridges in the road and, after serving a warrant, found the handgun.

Riley was charged Monday with first-degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of a firearm by a felon and operating a firearm while intoxicated.