Storm Lake Police are investigating a shooting in that city Tuesday night.
Officers were dispatched to the Buena Vista Inn and Suites shortly before midnight where they found a 26 year old male victim lying next to his pick up truck.
The victim says he had shot himself in the leg accidentally.
Police located a .45 caliber handgun at the scene.
The man was taken to a Storm Lake hospital for treatment of his wound.
The incident remains under investigation.