Man accidently shoots himself at Pinellas Park gun range

Published May 5, 2014

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.