Police: Man accidentally shoots himself in Massachusetts Costco

The man suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg.

FILE- This Jan. 31, 2018, file photo a shopper exits a Costco in Homestead, Pa. Strong sales growth has helped keep profits climbing for Costco Wholesale.
The warehouse club operator served up better earnings and revenue in the first half of its current fiscal year. That followed a solid finish for the 12 months that ended in August. Financial analysts expect Costco will report Thursday, May 31 that its latest quarterly results also improved from a year earlier. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
–Gene J. Puskar / AP, File

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after a man apparently accidentally shot himself in a Massachusetts warehouse store.

Police say the man was at the jewelry counter at the West Springfield Costco store just before 6 p.m. Wednesday when he reached into his pocket for his cellphone and his gun discharged.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg.

A witness told WWLP-TV the man hobbled out of the store leaving behind a trail of blood and was driven to the hospital by a companion.

Police say he is expected to survive.

No one else was injured.


Police are continuing the investigation, including whether the man was properly licensed to carry the weapon.

No name was released.


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