facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Man accidentally shoots self in penis

Aug. 8, 2011 at 1:55 PM   |   Comments

CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Police in Arizona are urging residents to practice handgun safety after a man shot himself in the penis while putting a gun in the waistband of his pants.

Chandler police said Joshua Seto, 27, shot himself at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when he walked to Fry's Food Store with his fiancee, Cara Christopher, and attempted to secure her pink handgun in his waistband, The Arizona Republic reported Monday.

The bullet also struck Seto in the left thigh. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Chandler Police spokesman Seth Tyler said it was unclear whether Seto suffered any permanent damage from the incident.

Tyler said officials are urging residents to practice handgun safety.

"Whenever you handle a firearm, whether you are a novice or experienced, always treat firearms as though they are loaded," Tyler said. "If you are going to carry a handgun on your person, use a holster, not your waistband."

© 2011 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.
Most Popular
1
Prosthetic poop prank ends with Taser attack Prosthetic poop prank ends with Taser attack
2
Rideable cooler boasts speeds of 18 mph Rideable cooler boasts speeds of 18 mph
3
Teen: 'New boobs' only difference since lottery win Teen: 'New boobs' only difference since lottery win
4
Swiss researchers: Banner year for 'giant's penis' Swiss researchers: Banner year for 'giant's penis'
5
Alleged diaper smugglers busted in Sweden Alleged diaper smugglers busted in Sweden
Trending News
x
Feedback