A Brownwood man told police he was the victim of a drive-by shooting last week, but police believe the man accidentally shot himself — and the man may be charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, Brownwood Assistant Police Chief James Fuller said.
    The 22-year-old man was shot in his right hip area Friday afternoon and was not seriously injured, Fuller said.
    According to a report by Cpl. Zane Taylor:
    Taylor responded to a weapons offense at 5:54 p.m. in the 1600 block of Waco and arrived to see a man he knew lying on a driveway. Two neighbors were standing near the man, who was calm and did not show signs of distress unless there was movement involving his right hip area.
    The man told Taylor he was walking along Belle Plain going east when when a westbound pickup drove by, and a male shot him from the passenger window. The man said he was across the street from the Bostick’s auto dealer and the pickup was traveling in the outside lane toward the lake.
    Taylor told the man his story didn’t make sense because the passenger side of the vehicle would be on the other side of the road from him. The man quickly responded that he was just walking down the street and did not actually see the shooting, but heard it and then looked up. The man said he actually has a lot of enemies and did not know who it might have been.
    The man’s shirt had burnt black residue and a hole in the same area where he had been shot. Officers located a couple of picatinny type rails which are commonly used on firearms so other accessories can be attached. Officers also located eight .22 caliber rifle shells in one of the man’s pockets.
    Lifeguard Ambulance transported the man to Brownwood Regional Medical Center.