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Man in Florida bar accidentally shoots himself while showing his gun to customers
Pensacola, Florida — Thursday night a man apparently shot himself by accident while showing Florida bar customers his gun.
According to officials, the man was showing his gun to customers at O’Riley’s Uptown Tavern in Pensacola before making a quick motion as if putting it into a pretend holster below his shoulder. When he did, the gun discharged and a bullet hit the man’s torso.
“I don’t know if he was pretending to be a badass or something,” manager Warren Sonnen said. “But from what I can tell, it was completely by accident.”
The man immediately left the bar and checked himself into a hospital.
Police contacted him and were determining whether to file charges.