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NORTH PORT POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING THAT TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY.  OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE 5300 BLOCK OF ALLEN ROAD WHERE THEY FOUND A MAN HAD BEEN SHOT IN THE STOMACH AREA.  POLICE SAY THE WOUND APPEARED SMALL AND WAS POSSIBLY FROM A PELLET GUN THAT WAS FOUND INSIDE THE VICTIM’S HOME.  NORTH PORT EMS WAS CALLED IN AND HAD THE MAN FLOWN OUT TO AN UNSPECIFIED HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER EVALUATION.  THE CASE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION, BUT POLICE SAY THE SHOOTING APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTAL.  THE VICTIM’S NAME WAS NOT RELEASED.