Man injured after his handgun goes off in Kansas theater

SALINA, Kan. (AP) – A Salina theater was evacuated after a man apparently shot himself in the leg with his concealed handgun.

The Salina Journal reports ( ) the theater was evacuated Friday after the handgun went off in the man’s pocket, hitting him in the upper leg.

Tim Coleman says he was sitting nearby when he heard a pop, smelled gunpowder and the man said “Oh my God! I shot myself.”

Coleman, an Army mechanic now with the Kansas National Guard, says first he checked to make sure his 14-year-old daughter and her friends were safe. He says people evacuated calmly, and several people called 911.

Coleman fixed a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and made sure the weapon was secured.

Police say no charges have been filed, and the man’s injuries weren’t life-threatening.

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