NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An investigation is underway after a man was critically injured in a shooting late Monday night in East Nashville. 

The shooting was reported just after 8 p.m. in the 1003 block of Douglas Avenue. 

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According to Metro police, the man was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with critical injuries. 

Officials say multiple witnesses stated the victim was handling a handgun when he accidentally shot himself in the chest.

No other information was immediately released.

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