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.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com