Man shoots self in leg while shopping in Waterloo

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A 50-year-old Waterloo man was transported by Monroe County EMS to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening Saturday morning after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while grocery shopping at Schnucks in Waterloo.

The incident occurred about 8:20 a.m., Waterloo police said.

The man, who has a valid concealed carry permit, apparently reached into his pocket while inside the store and his handgun discharged, police said. The bullet remained stuck in his leg following the shot and ambulance personnel responded quickly to transport the man to the hospital.

Schnucks remained open for shoppers on Saturday.

“Schnucks does not have signs prohibiting legal conceal and carry at our store locations,” Schnucks spokesperson Paul Simon told the Republic-Times.
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