facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Man accidentally shoots self in butt

Sept. 1, 2010 at 2:40 PM   |   Comments

SNOHOMISH, Wash., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Authorities in Washington state said a man who attempted to put a handgun in his back pocket accidentally shot himself in the left buttock.

Jerry Moore, chief of administration for the Chelan County Sheriff's Office, said Darrel Elam, 52, of Snohomish moved his .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun to his pocket from its holster Saturday to see if it would be more comfortable for hiking, The Wenatchee (Wash.) World reported Wednesday.

However, Elam instead found himself with intense discomfort when the weapon discharged and entered his leg through his left buttock, stopping just above his knee, Moore said.

A spokeswoman for Central Washington Hospital said Elam was treated and released.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Homeless man gets women to take him home Homeless man gets women to take him home
2
Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza
3
Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll
4
Brain tumor removed from Australian goldfish Brain tumor removed from Australian goldfish
5
Panty-pilfering pooch gets thong removed from stomach Panty-pilfering pooch gets thong removed from stomach
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback