A Florida man was accidentally shot while grocery shopping at a Publix in Pasco County over the weekend, authorities said.
The incident happened sometime Sunday afternoon at the Publix near Collier Parkway and State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
At first, deputies said the man appears to have accidentally fired the gun and shot himself. Later, they learned the gun was in his wife's purse and went off when the bag fell on the floor, according to WFTS.
The man was taken to a hospital, but his injuries were not believe to be life-threatening.
*** PUBLIC AWARENESS ALERT ***— Pasco Sheriff (@PascoSheriff) May 5, 2019
Deputies are on scene of an accidental shooting at the Publix located on Collier Pkwy.
A white male victim appears to have accidentally discharged his weapon inside the store, striking himself in a lower extremity.
There is no active threat.