TPD: Man recovering in area hospital after shooting himself in leg

Authorities say a local man is recovering in a local hospital after shooting himself in the leg Monday evening in east Topeka.

Topeka Police were called to the 2909 SE Highland Court just after 6:20 p.m, on reports of a man shot.

The man told officers he dropped his gun and it discharged, striking him in the leg.

Authorities say the man was taken to an area hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.