Carrying a gun stuffed into your waistband — sans holster — is fraught with risks. That goes double for people who don’t practice basic gun safety. Along those lines, Darwin has claimed a 33-year-old man in Mayor Rahm’s paradise on Lake Michigan.
Chicago — A 33-year-old man accidentally shot and killed himself while in Englewood on Thursday night, police said.
At 11:55 p.m., the man had a gun in his waistband and was in a parked car in the 6100 block of South Winchester Avenue, police said. The man moved around the car and his gun went off, hitting the man in his abdomen.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition and was later pronounced dead, police said.
As if it needed to be said again, guns don’t just “go off.” A word to the wise: stuffing a pistol in your shorts and “moving around in a car” with careless disregard for gun safety can result in a hole in your femoral artery. Don’t be that guy.