Police: 2 arrested after man shoots himself in the leg in Hempstead

According to police, Michael Williams, 57, of Farmingdale, shot himself in the leg Wednesday night on Franklin Street.

According to police, Michael Williams, 57, of Farmingdale, shot himself in the leg Wednesday night on Franklin Street.

According to police, Michael Williams, 57, of Farmingdale, shot himself in the leg Wednesday night on Franklin Street. (3/9/17)

HEMPSTEAD - Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the leg in Hempstead. 

According to police, Michael Williams, 57, of Farmingdale, shot himself in the leg Wednesday night on Franklin Street. 

Police say Williams dropped the gun in the street and was arrested while being treated at the hospital. 

A second man, Steven Jackson, 65, allegedly found the gun, picked it up, and took off before being arrested around 10 p.m., police say. 

Both men are facing criminal weapons charges. 

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