So what did this clown do wrong?
- Carried a gun that was obviously not drop safe
- The gun he was carrying was most likely an older design that is not safe to carry with a loaded chamber because a sharp impact can cause it to discharge.
- Carried a .25 Auto
- .25 ACP is notorious for being an low velocity and lightweight cartridge
- He was wearing a holster that was most likely a cheap floppy nylon holster that was not molded to the gun.
View full sizeA man suffered a gunshot wound Saturday after his holstered firearm accidentally went off and struck him in the leg while shopping at a Tuscaloosa store. (Joe Songer/al.com)
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A Tuscaloosa man accidentally shot himself in the leg while shopping in a local store on Saturday after his holstered gun fell to the floor and fired, according to the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit.
On Saturday at approximately 9 p.m., homicide investigators responded to DCH Regional Medical Center Tuscaloosa in reference to a shooting that took place at 4201 East University Boulevard, according to Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit Commander Sgt. Dale Phillips.
Investigators spoke with the victim who said that while shopping in a local store, a 25-caliber handgun that he had in his waist fell to the floor and fired. The victim stated that he had the weapon in a holster, according to Phillips.
The projectile from the handgun struck the victim in the leg and traveled up to his hip. The projectile will have to be removed in surgery, according to Phillips. Police do not have information on the victim’s condition.
There were no other injuries or damage to report.
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