It was not a good day for one upper Hudson Valley man, as officials say he not only shot himself in the leg as he was driving, but he also ended up crashing his car. Police say the incident happened early Thursday afternoon as an investigation in the area is ongoing.

There is no word yet from officials if the shooting was an accident or intentional.

Man Allegedly Shoots Self While Driving in Columbia County 

News10 is reporting that a 31-year-old man allegedly shot himself in the leg as he was driving Thursday afternoon on 1st and Warren Streets  It doesn't end there though.

The Hudson Police Department says after the suspect allegedly shot himself in the leg, he ended up crashing his vehicle into a Columbia County Arc van three separate times.

CBS says that the man had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and was bleeding badly when police arrived.

Daniel Tadevosyan
Daniel Tadevosyan

Witnesses told Hudson Police that the man then left his vehicle after the multiple crashes, and threw the loaded  9mm handgun down a sewer drain in an effort to hide it from authorities.

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Police say they were able to recover the gun, as the man wounded man was airlifted to Albany Medical Center.

WNYT says the suspect is in stable condition at the hospital, and that no one ese was hurt. Police are expected to press charges against the man.

12 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- July 2023

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 7/01/2023:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.