A suburban Phoenix man, Joshua Seto is recovering after police say he accidentally shot himself in the penis while putting his girlfriend’s gun in the waistband of his pants.
Police say the 27-year-old and his fiancée, Cara Christopher were walking toward a grocery store when the shooting happened last week. The gun fired, striking Seto’s penis and continuing through his left thigh.
Chandler police detective Seth Tyler was not sure of the type of gun, or whether it had a safety that was off. He also says it is unclear if Seto has been released from the hospital or suffered any permanent damage.
In the wake of the shooting, Tyler warned residents to use holsters, not waistbands, if they are going to carry a handgun.