Gun Falls Out Of Holster, Wounds Man In Wal-Mart Parking Lot

Police said a man was accidentally shot in the hand when his gun fell out of its holster Tuesday in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania Wal-Mart, according to the Centre Daily Times.

Patton Township police said the man was crossing the parking lot in a hurry to avoid holding up traffic when the gun fell, according to the Centre Daily Times. When he went to pick up the gun, they said, the firearm went off as he shifted shopping bags.

Police told the Centre Daily Times that the man had a valid firearm carry permit.

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