A Georgia man is hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself in the penis while trying to holster a .45-caliber handgun he had in his vehicle, reports WMAZ.
The Macon man was parked at a Sunoco gas station on Zebulon Road at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday when he attempted to holster his weapon and the gun fired. The victim drove straight to a friend's house in Lake Wildwood, authorities said.
When he got to the friend’s house, the victim took off his pants and saw that he had "shot himself in the penis and that the bullet exited out of his buttocks," a police report said. The spent round fell onto the floor.
Lt. Sean DeFoe, public information officer for the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, said the man is in stable condition at last report.
No laws were broken in the incident and no charges are likely in the case, DeFoe said. Georgia residents do not need permits to carry weapons in their vehicles.
DeFoe said multiple media organizations have been calling about the case.
Which prompted Patch to look back to other unfortunate shooting accidents from recent months. They include:
- A convicted felon from Buford, GA, who served 13 years in jail for armed robbery found himself back behind bars after he accidentally shot himself in the leg. The man told Gwinnett Police he had done a “dumb thing” after a pistol he had tucked in his waistband went off by accident.
- An Adairsville, GA, man who accidentally shot himself in the thigh because he mistook a real gun for a cap gun. The victim told police he didn't believe the gun was real, although "everyone told him it was."
- A Los Angeles man was struck on the left side of his face as he stood in the front yard of a residence -- the bullet fragments lodged in his head were from celebratory gunfire that fell out of the sky during New Year’s celebrations.