Florida man won’t be charged for shooting himself while bowling

By David Edwards
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:03 EDT
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Police say that a Florida man who shot himself at a bowling alley in Jupiter will not be charged with a crime.

Jupiter Police told WPBF that the man was bowling with a gun in the pocket of his shorts at Jupiter Lanes at around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday when the incident occurred.

“The guy just stepped up to bowl,” Jim Miller recalled. “I think he hit his leg on his back swing.”

“The ball hit him in the leg, which triggered the revolver,” Mike Martin, who also witnessed the shooting, added.

Witness said the man held his leg as his limped back to his seat. Police did not identify the man, but his injuries were not thought to be life threatening. He was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment.

WPTV reported that the man would not face charges.

Watch this video from WPTV, broadcast May 14, 2013.

["Stock Photo: Front View Of A Man Releasing Ball At The Foul Line." via Shutterstock.com]

(h/t: Gawker)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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