You don’t read a single passively constructed negligent discharge story for months and then BLAM! (So to speak.) They appear daily. Today’s example hails from azfamily.com. “Police said a man accidentally shot himself in the leg while at a Wal-Mart store in Phoenix on Saturday. Phoenix police spokesman Officer James Holmes said the man had a gun on his hip and it went off . . . Christa Allejandro was checking out at the store near 16th Avenue and Bethany Home Road when she heard a loud bang . . .
“It sounded like a balloon,” she said. “We were in the aisle paying for our stuff and then the next thing you know, a couple of aisles down from me, we hear a gunshot and we see a man cover his belly.”
How do you shoot yourself in the belly when your gun goes of (all on its own) on your hip? No se. On the other hand, Ms. Allejandro may have ingested some magic mushrooms before the incident.
The whole ordeal caused confusion, shoppers to panic, and the store to be evacuated.
“I was tripping. I was trying to just get out of the store,” Allejandro said.
No one else was hurt.
Except the guy who belly shot himself from the hip. [h/t SS]