Florida man sits on gun, shoots self in penis

A man from Florida suffered a self-inflicted bullet after accidentally shooting himself in the penis.

And local outlets report the man may now face criminal charges for possessing the gun in the first place.

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According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 38-year-old Cedrick Jelks ran into his girlfriend's house on Friday after unwittingly sitting down on a loaded gun, which went off shortly after and unloaded a bullet into his groin.

Jelk's girlfriend rushed him to the hospital where he immediately underwent surgery, reported WKMG-TV.

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Jelks has been arrested on several occasions prior to this incident, including a previous conviction for cocaine possession in 2004.

His condition is currently unknown.