MANATEE — A Lakewood Ranch man was accidentally shot in the chest Saturday after showing his friend some of his guns, the sheriff’s office reports.
The incident occurred at about 11 p.m. when the victim and his friend were unpacking boxes at his new home in the 6300 block of Yellow Top Drive.
The victim was showing his friend some of his guns before he locked them into a safe, a report said. The handgun was discharged when his friend handed the weapon over to the victim, striking him in the lower right chest. The victim was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.