Jacksonville’s ABC News affiliate reports:
A Florida man accidentally shot himself while grocery shopping at a Publix in Pasco County over the weekend, authorities said. The incident happened sometime Sunday afternoon at the Publix near Collier Parkway and State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
In a tweet, the Sheriff’s Office said the unnamed man “appears to have accidentally discharged his weapon inside the store, striking himself in a lower extremity.” Citing witnesses, WFTS-TV reported that the man was apparently waiting in the checkout line when a handgun inside his pocket suddenly went off.
You are going to see story about man accidentally shooting himself in Publix in Pasco today. It would be really weird to be guy NEXT to him in line at cashier. I wonder what THAT guy is thinking.
Hello, I am the guy that was next in line at cashier. https://t.co/NUM2oEExLz
— Andy (@andytaylor6) May 5, 2019
A member of our well regulated militia, armed to grocery shop at @Publix, fires his gun inside the store and shoots himself in the leg. (Publix policy welcomes their customers to bring loaded guns into their stores.) https://t.co/IC4uXdMyEO
— WellRegulatedMilitia (@Well_Regulated_) May 5, 2019