SAN ANTONIO -- A man is in the hospital tonight, after he accidentally shoots himself in the leg. The incident happened just after 6:30 p.m. off of Loop 1604 and Potranco.
The man's name has not been released, but police say he is a security guard who was stopped at the intersection. As he waited for the light to change, he tried removing his gun from his holster. Police say he wanted to place the gun into his car's glove compartment, but the gun discharged, shooting him once in the thigh. Other drivers witnessed the shooting, including Michael Salter, who was stopped in the next lane.
"I heard this loud bang and (saw) a flash" said Salter. "So, we looked and the guy wasn't moving anymore."
The man was transported to University Hospital by Airlife. His condition has not yet been released.