A man was treated Sunday afternoon after accidentally shooting himself in the leg inside a discount store in Portage County, according to the Kent fire department.
The man, whom firefighters did not name, sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, said Capt. Bill Myers of the Kent Fire Department.
The injured man was shopping at Dollar Tree, on the border of Franklin and Ravenna townships off Route 59, when a gun he was carrying apparently discharged.
“It was completely accidental,” Myers said. “The gentleman was actually very embarrassed about the whole situation.”
Deputies from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office were investigating.