Courts & Crime

Most embarassing thing to do at gun shop? Shoot yourself

A man accidentally shot himself in the leg at a popular west Charlotte gun shop.

The incident happened around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at Hyatt gun shop, on Wilkinson Boulevard.

Police said the 25-year-old man had the gun in his back pocket when it went off, injuring him in the lower leg.

He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

The case is under investigation, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Spokesman Officer Robert Fey. It's still unclear whether the man will face criminal charges.