Topeka police were sorting out the details surrounding a shooting early Thursday in central Topeka that sent a man to a local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Police officials said detectives were attempting to determine whether a man shot himself or had been shot by another individual.
The shooting was reported around 1:14 a.m. in the 1400 block of S.W. Washburn Avenue.
The victim, identified only as a white male in his 50s, suffered an apparent shotgun wound to his lower abdomen, said police Lt. Aaron Jones.
The victim is known to law enforcement officers from past encounters, Jones added.
Initial reports indicated a man had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg in the 1400 block of S.W. 13th.
However, Jones said, the location was found to be in the 1400 block of S.W. Washburn Avenue.
As police were responding to the scene, Jones said, they received additional information that the injured person may have been shot by another individual, described only as a white male.
Jones said evidence and statements early in the investigation were leading detectives to believe the man's wounds self-inflicted. However, Jones said, "they are keeping an open mind when it comes to following any additional leads."
Police remained at the scene past 5 a.m.
Anyone with information may call police detectives at 785-368-9400 or Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.