An Oregon man who was said to be “familiar with guns” accidentally shot himself with a holstered weapon that he was openly carrying at an Internet cafe in Eugene on Thursday.
Eugene Police said that a 26-year-old man was in the Indras Internet Lounge restroom at around 3 p.m. when his holstered gun discharged and hit him in the thigh. Five people were in the business at the time of the shooting.
“He drug himself out of the bathroom and we helped him tie a tourniquet around his leg,” cafe manager James Sherburne told The Register-Guard. “He got lucky, I think.”
Sherburne told KVAL that the man was regular customer who was “familiar with guns.”
Police declined to file any charges against the man and his name was not released.
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