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Man accidentally shoots himself while bowling

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   May 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM   |   Comments

May 15 (UPI) -- A man accidentally shot himself while bowling at Jupiter Lanes in Florida Tuesday evening. Witnesses told WPBF they at first thought a firecracker had gone off inside the bowling alley.

Witnesses at the bowling alley said the man, who has not been identified by police, was carrying a gun in his front pocket. When he stepped up to bowl, the ball hit his pocket on the backswing, causing the gun to fire.

"Everybody kind of stopped," said Debra Dean. "Everybody was looking, and all of a sudden you can tell something wasn't right."

The man limped off the lane area back to his seat while holding his leg. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

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