Servicemember loading pistol shoots himself in leg, police say
Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News
An active-duty military member shot himself in his leg Thursday in an Anchorage, Alaska, parking lot as he loaded his pistol for a venture into town, police said.
Police received a call at 11:47 a.m. that a man had a non-fatal injury after shooting himself in his left thigh, Anchorage police spokeswoman Anita Shell said.
The man had just left Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, where regulations bar military personnel from carrying loaded personal firearms, Shell said. The man was in the Tikahtnu Commons parking lot, just outside the base, to meet his wife for lunch at the Red Robin there, Shell said.
The man was seating his magazine with his finger on the trigger when he shot himself, Shell said. Police didn't identify him or his branch of service.
A 3-month-old infant and a dog were in the car at the time. Neither was injured, Shell said.