"A riot police issue shotgun. It only fires rock salt rounds so I don't think it'll do much damage" -Inventory description
The Shotgun is the second ranged weapon and the 3rd weapon you find in the game, you get it in the subway area before the screaming ghosts. It's strong but slow. However, it may randomly shoot salt instead of a shot, making it unreliable. The ammunition is also scarce. Most normal enemies can be taken down with one or two normal shots from this weapon.
Just like the Hammer this weapon gets a New game+ skin, but only one
Double barrel Shotgun
This makes the shotgun look like a Double barrel shotgun, however it doesn't change any of it's characteristics.