BUCKEYE, AZ. – Officers responding to reports of a shooting at an Arizona Walmart Tuesday found a man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the groin area, according to the Buckeye Police Dept.
Police said the victim was carrying an unholstered handgun in the front of his sweatpants, and it fired as he tried to reposition his pants to prevent the weapon from falling, according to the The Arizona Republic.
The local police department tweeted on Tuesday officers were working what appeared to be a “self-inflicted accidental shooting” inside the Watson and Yuma Walmart, in Maricopa County
Buckeye PD later confirmed in an update: “Adult male accidentally shot himself in the groin area inside the Walmart Watson & Yuma. Being transported to hospital. No other injuries.”
The Arizona Republic reported when police officers responded to the gun shot the man was found in the meat section of the Walmart store with “survivable injuries.”
The man’s identity and condition at the hospital was not made public by law enforcement. The man is expected to be charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm.