When cops showed up to McKay’s Market in Lincoln City, they found 29-year-old Nicholas J. Ellingford with a wound to his groin area and leg.
“As Ellingford was placing the firearm back in the front of his pants near the zipper [and] button areas, he accidentally pulled the trigger causing the firearm to discharge,” Sgt. Jeffrey Winn said in a press release.
While no one else was injured in the incident, a criminal investigation is underway.
“Ellingford did not have a concealed handgun license and his act was found to be reckless since it placed several people in danger,” Winn said.
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