GREENWOOD, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a man investigating a woman's screams heard a gunshot and returned home, only to realize he had been shot in the foot.

Citing a Delaware State Police release, The News Journal reports that the man passed out late Wednesday night, and thus police weren't called until three hours later.

The release says the 55-year-old man had been outside his home when he heard screams coming from near an abandoned house. He then realized the woman was in a pickup truck, but as he approached it, an occupant fired a single gunshot.

The man was hospitalized for treatment, and his exact condition is unclear.

Police are investigating. No details about the pickup truck or its occupants have been released.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.,