The Alaska State Trooper dispatch reported on Thursday that trooper responded to the South Peninsula Hospital on Thursday afternoon at 2:38 pm after a reported gunshot wound from hospital staff.
When they responded to the hospital , troopers contacted 43-year-old Anchor Point resident James Doppler. When interviewed, Doppler told the officers that he had suffered the gunshot wound to his head on Saturday while handling a firearm.
Doppler related that he was playing around with the rifle when it went off, striking him in the head. He reports that no one else was there at the time of the incident.
Troopers say that Doppler did nothing for the wound but put some neosporin on it.
Troopers report that the head wound was serious but not life-threatening.