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Man Arrested After His Gun Accidentally Fires in Walmart

Kenneth Pirtle was charged with criminal recklessness with a firearm after his handgun accidentally fired inside a Walmart in Jasper, Ind., on Sunday morning.

Pirtle, 65, was in a check-out line when he reached into his pocket and accidentally discharged his .40 caliber handgun, reports

The bullet shot through Pirtle's pants leg, hit the floor and then ricocheted into a wall, according to police.

Pirtle suffered minor injuries to his leg, but he refused treatment for reasons unknown.

Fortunately, there were no other injuries.

Police believe that other objects in Pirtle’s pocket might have helped cause the accidental shooting, notes

The incident is still being investigated.

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