Man from northern Maine wounded in shooting

Posted May 18, 2009, at 9 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:48 a.m.

WEST PARIS, Maine — Officials are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that sent a 29-year-old man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say Lael Scott was taken to Central Maine Medical Center after being shot at about 1 p.m. Sunday at a home in West Paris where he had been staying in recent weeks.

Sgt. Tim Holland of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office told the Sun Journal of Lewiston that 67-year-old Ernest Wesley was cleaning the gun when it apparently went off. Officials say Scott is originally from northern Maine and had been staying with Wesley and his wife.

A hospital nursing supervisor on Monday declined to release any information on Scott’s condition.

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