DOVER, Del. — An 80-year-old Delaware man was awakened in his bed in the middle of the night by gunshots and police say he then realized he had been shot himself.

Delaware State Police said in a statement that troopers called to an apartment building early Wednesday for a shooting found the man with a gunshot wound to his leg. Police say the man, who was alone in his Dover apartment at the time, was taken to a hospital with an injury that’s not thought to be life-threatening.

Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz says the bullet came through a window from outside.

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