Crime

Man accidentally shoots himself in Ellenton

MANATEE — A 35-year-old Ellenton man accidentally shot himself late Friday while showing a gun to his father, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

When the man sat down in a rocking chair, the gun went off, striking the man in the left inner thigh. He was transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff's office.

The shooting happened in the 400 block of Marina Way, in the Colony Cove neighborhood in Ellenton.

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