Man shot self in privates at store

June 1, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 1 (UPI) -- A Washington state man accidentally discharged his gun at a Lowe's Home Improvement store and shot himself in the testicles, police said.

Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions said the man was shopping at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday when his gun, which was in the waistband of his pants, went off in an apparent "accidental discharge," The Seattle Times reported Tuesday.

"It made a loud noise and scared a lot of people in the store," Sessions said. "I believe he shot himself in the testicles and he also had some injuries to his leg and foot. He was obviously in shock."

Sessions said police did not have a chance to interview the man before he was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but investigators determined "at this point it does look like it's accidental."

Police are continuing to investigate, the spokeswoman said.

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