Police: Man Accidentally Shoots Himself Inside Costco Store

Police are investigating after a man apparently accidentally shot himself in a Massachusetts warehouse store.

Police say the man was at the jewelry counter at the West Springfield Costco store just before 6 p.m. Wednesday when he reached into his pocket for his cellphone and his gun discharged.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg.

A witness told WWLP-TV the man hobbled out of the store leaving behind a trail of blood and was driven to the hospital by a companion.

Police say he is expected to survive.

No one else was injured.

Police are continuing the investigation, including whether the man was properly licensed to carry the weapon.

No name was released.

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