Manatee man accidentally shoots his own leg

August 20, 2013 

— MANATEE — A 35-year-old man accidently shot himself in the left leg Monday, according to authorities.

The incident occurred at 8:15 p.m. in the 3300 block of 36th Avenue East, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

The victim was driving a car with his girlfriend seated next to him when he reached over to the glove box and removed his pistol.

The pistol was a 1911A1 with its hammer back, its safety off, un-holstered and a live round in the chamber, according to the report.

As the victim was handling the gun, it discharged and the round entered his left leg. He is expected to make a full recovery, according to the report.

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