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‘Oh my God, I just shot myself!’: Newly licensed concealed carrier shoots own leg in Kansas theater

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Police in Salina, Kansas are investigating an accidental shooting in a movie theater that took place when a newly licensed gun carrier shot himself in the leg.

According to KWCH Channel 12, the gun went off about 45 minutes into a Friday night feature at Salina’s Central Mall theater.

“At first what popped into my mind was that someone popped a bag of candy or something and was goofing off or something,” said moviegoer Heather Myers.

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“It took a while after the bang, but this guy started shouting ‘Oh my God, I just shot myself! I just got my concealed and carry,'” Myers said, “and then everybody jumped up and that’s when we heard, ‘Call 9-11!'”

“You could feel the concussion of the shot,” said witness Domenic Rabone. “I mean you know being in a movie theatre it’s a surreal situation, and I don’t believe anybody really expects it to be a gunshot.”

“As soon as it registered and I realized it was a gun, it scared me,” said Myers.

Police treated the situation as a medical emergency as opposed to a live shooter scenario. No one else in the theater was hurt.

Kansas’ concealed carry laws changed July 1, making it legal for citizens with permits to carry guns anywhere they like.

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Myers said that while she supports the law, the situation on Friday jarred her.

“I believe in protecting yourself, but it is scary knowing they’re in public places,” she said. “I feel absolutely terrible for the gentleman that shot himself, but the first thing I thought of was thank God he didn’t shoot anybody else.”

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Marie Yovanovitch knocked down the false claims peddled by The Hill's John Solomon that underpinned President Donald Trump's smear campaign against her.

The website published a Solomon interview in March with Yuriy Vitaliyovych, now the former prosecutor general in Ukraine, who said the then-ambassador had given him a “do not prosecute” list -- a claim pushed by the president, Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Fox News broadcasters.

Yovanovitch and the State Department denied the allegation at the time, and she flatly -- and repeatedly -- denied The Hill's reporting as inaccurate during her testimony before the House impeachment inquiry, and told lawmakers why they were so damaging.

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During a break in the testimony of former United States ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before a House committee holding impeachment hearings on Donald Trump, Fox News host Chris Wallace praised her poise and devastating testimony, saying viewers should be "moved" by her story.

As the House hearing chamber emptied of lawmakers, Wallace was effusive in his praise.

"I think if you are not moved, and we will have to watch what happens in the cross-examination, but if you were not moved by the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, you don't have a pulse," he said.

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CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday expressed astonishment at the testimony of former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovich after she talked at length about being subjected to a smear campaign by President Donald Trump's allies.

"What a devastating bit of news we have just been hearing," Blitzer said. "Truly powerful statement by the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, speaking emotionally but very, very specifically about the accusations... about inappropriate behavior not only by the president of the united states, but by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr., and these two associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who have both been indicted by the Southern District of New York."

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