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Niagara Falls police skeptical of how man was wounded

NIAGARA FALLS – A 30–year–old Niagara Falls man was wounded when a handgun was discharged late last week in the 2200 block of Cudaback Avenue.

Ronnie H. Chandler of Townsend Place said a man he only knows by his first name, Jeremy, pulled out a handgun and tried to rob him at the corner of 22nd Street and Cudaback Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

Chandler told police he grabbed the man’s arm and in the struggle the gun discharged. Chandler said a bullet struck him in his groin and left calf.

Chandler was driven to Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital by an unknown woman where he was treated for his injury, police reported.

Detective Lt. John Conti said Monday that detectives investigating Chandler’s story believe that the man gave them false information and the gun shot injury was self-inflicted.