A Marion, Indiana, man was seriously injured after he accidentally shot himself in the groin with a gun he did not have a license to possess, authorities say.
Mark Anthony Jones, 46, was out for a walk early on Feb. 28 with an unholstered Hi-Point 9mm handgun in his waistband when the weapon began to slip from its position, according to a police report.
When Jones went to adjust the handgun, he accidentally discharged it, shooting himself in the genitals.
"The bullet entered just above his penis and exited his scrotum," said Marion Police Department’s deputy chief Stephen D. Dorsey in a statement.
Jones was transported to Marion General Hospital for treatment. The case will be turned over to the Grant County Prosecutors office to determine whether Jones will face any criminal charges in relation to the incident.
Earlier last month, a Texas man accidentally shot himself in the stomach while spinning a gun in his hand at his daughter's 16th birthday party. His condition remains unknown.