Mississippi man shoots self when pistol falls from his pocket, discharges

Published 5:14 pm Friday, October 25, 2019

A man arriving to work Friday morning was shot in the leg when a small pistol he had in his pocket fell on the ground and discharged.

The incident happened at the intersection of Clay Street and Monroe Street near Headquarters Barber & Beauty shortly before 9 a.m.

Capt. Mike Bryant with the Vicksburg Police Department said officers responding found a 38-year-old male inside the business with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

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Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said Lt. Daniel Moulder, who was on duty, responded to the scene and reported the victim had a gunshot wound and that there was no exit wound.

An off-duty firefighter-EMT, Danczyk said, just happened to be getting his haircut at the time of the incident and provided initial care to the individual.

The man was transported to Merit Health River Region with what officials called “non-life threatening injuries.”