Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in Midland

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND – One man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself with a gun on Sunday in Midland.

The shooting happened in the Starbucks Parking Lot on Rankin Highway around 2 p.m.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, the 23-year-old man was taking a gun off his person to safely put away his weapon when the gun accidentally discharged.

According to authorities, the man called 911 himself to report that he had been shot.

The man was hit in the ankle but is expected to recover.