Man accidentally shoots own groin after showing off gun in public | Inquirer News

Man accidentally shoots own groin after showing off gun in public

/ 05:35 PM September 22, 2020
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A 29-year-old man who was showing off his gun inside a store accidentally shot himself in the groin in Lincoln City in Oregon, United States.

Nicholas Ellingford pulled out his Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol from his waistband while waiting at the store’s checkout line to show it to his friend, as per KPTV yesterday, Sept. 21. The incident occurred last Sunday night, Sept. 20.

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When Ellingford attempted to put it back in his pants, he accidentally pulled the trigger and hit his own groin area and leg, police said. The bullet narrowly missed his femoral artery.

Police then arrived at the scene and provided first aid to the man, according to the report. He was then flown to a hospital for further treatment.

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The incident is also under criminal investigation “as Ellingford did not have a concealed handgun license and his act was found to be reckless since it placed several people in danger,” the Lincoln City Police Department was quoted as saying.

Fortunately, no other individual was injured by the gunshot, as per The Oregonian also yesterday. Ian Biong/JB

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