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Man accidently shoots himself at Pinellas Park gun range

PINELLAS PARK — A man training with a security firm accidently shot himself in the leg at a shooting range Sunday afternoon as he attempted to holster his gun, police said.

The shooting took place at the Wyoming Antelope Club, 3700 126th Avenue N around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The man was training with S2 Safety and Intelligence Institute, which leases part of the range, said range president Mike Smith.

Smith said the injured security group member held a finger on the trigger as he attempted to holster his gun when it accidentally discharged. The injury to his leg was not considered life-threatening, police said.

An attempt to reach someone at S2 Safety and Intelligence Institute for comment was unsuccessful. The firm's website lists the Wyoming Antelope Club as a range it uses for training. The company offers classes to prepare security and public safety officers, as well as courses in anti-terrorism tactics, according to the website.

The injured man, whose name was not released, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.


Man accidently shoots himself at Pinellas Park gun range 05/04/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 5, 2014 7:48am]
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