Authorities are investigating an apparent accidental shooting that left an upstate New York man with a hand wound that he wrapped in duct tape because he has an aversion to doctors.
Police in Glens Falls say 56-year-old Carl Critelli was drinking with friends late at night this week when one of them started passing around his .32-caliber handgun.
The gun went off, sending a bullet tore through Critelli's left hand and causing serious damage to two fingers. Critelli told The Post-Star of Glens Falls that he didn't seek medical help because he doesn't like doctors.
Instead, he put bandages on the wound and wrapped it with duct tape.
The 45-year-old man who owned the gun was charged Wednesday after telling police what happened.
Police convinced Critelli to go to a hospital for treatment.