Instead of going to the hospital, an Anchor Point man treated his "serious but not life-threatening" wound with Neosporin and other supplies he had on hand.
Workers at South Peninsula Hospital alerted Alaska State Troopers when the 43-year-old man came in for treatment on Thursday.
"Investigation revealed (the man) had shot himself in the head on (Saturday) while negligently handling a firearm," AST troopers wrote. "(He) did not seek medical attention until (Thursday)."
The gun the man accidentally used on himself was a .22 long rifle.
"He was playing around with it when he shot himself," AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen told KTUU Thursday. "Nobody else (was) there at the time."
"No treatment before today other than he put Neosporin on the wounds," Ipsen said.