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Georgia Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in ...

A Macon, GA, man accidentally shot himself while trying to put his .45-caliber gun in its holster.

A Macon, GA, man accidentally shot himself in the penis while trying to put his .45-caliber gun in its holster. File|Patch
A Macon, GA, man accidentally shot himself in the penis while trying to put his .45-caliber gun in its holster. File|Patch

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.

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The victim was driven by his friend to Coliseum Northside Hospital and later transferred to the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

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.
OnceWasAnnie June 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM
lloyd bonifide: Good one! That made me almost spit iced tea all over my laptop!
OnceWasAnnie June 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM
An asshole with two assholes. Trio of assholes. Haha!
SUNKEN SUB June 23, 2014 at 12:22 PM
* UP SCOPE ============================================ There are THREE safety's on the .45. ============================================ Slide lock/safety ============================================ Half cock -- thumb safety ============================================ Grip safety -- on back of hand grip. ============================================ If you can't tell by the location === Be sure to know the FEEL. ============================================ Down Scope
erie June 24, 2014 at 05:41 AM
Another one for the NRA!

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