Police in Branford are investigating what they believe is an “accidental” shooting that happened in the rear parking lot of Eli’s on the Hill Saturday morning.
The shooting happened at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, where police said 24-year-old Stephen Kasperzyk, of East Haven, was shot in the shoulder.
Police said 911 dispatchers were told he was being taken to the hospital.
He was in the rear parking lot of the restaurant with two of his friends, when one of them was trying to give Kasperzyk his handgun that was stored in a car.
During that exchange, the gun was discharged, hitting Kasperzyk.
Police said the incident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.
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