Man accidentally shoots self outside hunting store

(WLFI Photo, file)

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana police say a man accidentally shot himself in a parking lot outside of a hunting and fishing supply store.

Clarksville Police Department Chief Mark Palmer says the man was preparing to take the firearm into Bass Pro to trade in or redeem for value.

Palmer tells the News and Tribune the man was removing the handgun out of a container around 2 p.m. Saturday when it discharged and he was struck in the stomach by the bullet.

Palmer says the man had thought the firearm was not loaded.

The man was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for his injury, which was not believed to be life-threatening. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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