Milford police are investigating a report of a shooting in a parking lot behind the U.S. Post Office on Naugatuck Avenue in Devon.

Police say a man claims to have been shot in the hand in the parking lot Saturday at about 3 a.m. by a man who rushed him when he got out of his car.

“The complainant claimed he exited his automobile in this location due to an equipment malfunction and was rushed by a male attacker who was armed with a handgun,” police said in a prepared release. “The complainant said that a struggle ensued and during the struggle he was shot in his left hand one time.”

The attacker then fled on foot west through the parking lots toward Lenox Avenue, police said.

The victim told police that after being shot he drove himself to Bridgeport Hospital, resulting in the hospital staff contacting the Milford Police Department to report the shooting.

The attacker is described as being a male, 5’10” with a “husky” build probably in his 30s. The attacker was wearing a green shirt. The complainant could not provide any more details about the attacker because he said he was focused on the handgun, which is described as a semiautomatic.

Police returned to the scene with the complainant after he was treated and an area evidence search was conducted. Police did not locate any evidence confirming a crime scene in that area.

Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the disturbance or heard what they thought to be a gunshot in that area during the overnight hours to contact Detective Sergeant Youd at 203-783-4728 or email dyoud@ci.milford.ct.us.