Shooting reported at Mount Cristo Rey

SUNLAND PARK, NM - According to Ruben Escandon, the Vice President of the Mount Cristo Rey Restoration Committe, a hiker accidentally shot himself near the entrance to Mount Cristo Rey around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to Escandon, the hiker attempted to climb over the gate, which was locked, while carrying a pistol. The pistol went off, causing a self-inflicted wound to the hiker's groin area.

Escandon told ABC-7 the hiker was transpoted to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The scene has been cleared.

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