Charlotte police said the couple returned to the man's car after eating Tuesday at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse on Fairview Road and the man's gun, which was in the car, somehow went off and shot the man, The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday.
His date was not injured and he was treated at Carolinas Medical Center for a non-life-threatening leg wound.
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, said police have ruled the shooting accidental and are trying to determine how the gun went off.
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