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Man accidentally shoots himself at gun shop

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dyer County Sheriff's deputies responded to a local gun shop on Wednesday morning after an employee accidentally shot himself.

According to Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box, deputies were dispatched to Old South Trading Co. around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday in reference to a gunshot victim. Deputies arrived and spoke with business owner Jimmie Anderson to assess the incident. He stated a customer brought in a Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun to be repaired and an employee was handling it when it discharged into the employee's left hand.

Deputies observed the 69-year-old employee, from Obion, Tenn., lying on the floor behind the counter with a towel wrapped around his left hand.

The customer who brought the weapon in told deputies he unloaded the magazine from the gun, but evidently there was still one round in the chamber. The customer stated the employee had his hand over the end of the barrel when it discharged.

The victim was transported to Jackson/Madison County Hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.


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And that folks is why you ALWAYS check a gun yourself!

-- Posted by ryanchase84 on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 9:08 AM

Agreed

-- Posted by fedup4144 on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 11:35 AM

"Barney! I told you to keep that bullet in your pocket!"

-- Posted by Dude2010 on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 12:04 PM

"Here you go sir, please take a look at my firearm."

"Sure, is it unloaded?"

"Of course!

BANG!

"Well, except for that one..."

Please folks, gun safety 101, assume the firearm's safety switch is off and assume its loaded.

-- Posted by Tonbrepre on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 7:14 PM

Lol. Funny kinda but I really feel bad 4 those involved. It'll be a funny story later down the Rd tho...

-- Posted by Hadley007 on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 8:00 PM


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