OR police: Man shoots self in groin, will survive
Monday, June 20, 2011
NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) -- Newberg, Ore., police say a man who accidentally shot himself in the groin with a .40-caliber pistol is expected to recover. Capt. Jeff Kosmicki says the shooting happened Monday in the parking lot of an auto supply store. Newport-Dundee Fire Department medics happened to be inside the store and quickly located and treated the man once they got the emergency call.
Kosmicki says the unidentified man was taken to a Portland-area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the man gave officers permission to remove the gun from his vehicle and store it safely.
Newberg is southwest of Portland.