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Oregon man accidentally shoots himself in the groin while showing off gun at supermarket

An Oregon man accidentally shot himself in the groin while flaunting a concealed handgun at a Lincoln City supermarket, police said.

The incident occurred on Sunday night when 29-year-old, Nicholas J. Ellingford, brandished his Glock 9mm in the checkout line at McKay’s Market and tried to show it off to a buddy, according to the Lincoln City Police Department.

Ellingford mistakenly pulled the trigger as he stuffed the piece back into his pants, police said. A bullet tore through the gunslinger’s groin and exited his thigh.




The gruesome wound required Ellingford to be airlifted to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, said police, which added that he did not have a concealed handgun license and could face criminal charges for his reckless behavior.