Police said a man trying to place his gun in his waistband accidentally shot himself in the abdomen Wednesday night at a McDonald’s parking lot in Callaway, Fla., the Panama City News-Herald reported.
Witnesses heard a gun shot and saw the man exit his vehicle holding his stomach before falling to the ground, according to a news release from police. One witness, seated in a car next to the man’s Saturn, told police the man said “…I accidentally shot myself.” The man was conscious and able to confirm he accidentally shot himself when police arrived on scene, according to the release.
Police also learned that the man, along with his girlfriend and her brother, had been smoking marijuana before the incident, according to the newspaper.
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