Man Shoots His Own Penis With Girlfriend's Pink Gun
CHANDLER, Arizona ~ (wzzm13/ Arizona Republic/ AP) ~ A suburban Phoenix man is recovering in the hospital after he tried to carry his girlfriend's pink handgun in the waist of his pants.
According to Chandler Police, 27-year-old Joshua Seto and his fiancee, Cara Christopher were walking toward a Fry's Food Store when the shooting happened around 7:30pm on August 2nd in the 900 block of West Elliot Road. The gun went off, firing a bullet through Seto's penis and continuing through his left thigh. The Arizona Republic reported that a 911 operator told Christopher to apply pressure to Seto's wound with a dry towel or t-shirt.
Chandler Police Detective Seth Tyler was unsure of the type of handgun, or whether if it had a safety mechanism that was not activated. He also said it was unclear if Seto has been released from the hospital or if he suffered any permanent damage. In the wake of the accidental shooting, Tyler encouraged Arizona citizens to use holsters, not waistbands, if they're going to carry a handgun.