Man in a Rush Accidentally Shoots Himself Outside Walmart

Man shot after gun falls from holster at store

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013  |  Updated 2:45 PM EDT
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Man Accidentally Shoots Himself Outside Walmart

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Police say a man was shot in the hand after his gun fell out of its holster while he hurried across a parking lot to avoid holding up traffic outside a Pennsylvania Walmart store.

The Centre Daily Times reports the 45-year-old man was shot outside the Walmart in Patton Township -- just north of downtown State College -- on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the gun was in its holster as the man hurried across the lot to avoid holding up traffic. The gun fell out and hit the ground as he ran. He went to pick it up and was shifting bags in his hands when the gun went off, hitting him.

He was treated at a hospital and his name has not been released.

The bullet then hit the pavement; no one else was hurt.

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Police said that the man had a permit to carry a firearm.

 


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