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Diner Reaches For Wallet, Shoots Self In Rear At Popular Fairfield Eatery

A man accidentally shot himself in the buttocks while eating dinner with his family Friday at Tazza Osteria in Fairfield.
A man accidentally shot himself in the buttocks while eating dinner with his family Friday at Tazza Osteria in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Facebook

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 56-year-old Bridgeport man dining at Tazza on Friday evening got more than he bargained for when he reached for his wallet — and shot himself in the buttocks, police said.

The man, who has a valid carry permit, was eating dinner with family at about 8:30 p.m. when he accidentally discharged the firearm he was carrying, police said.

The casing got stuck in the gun and the bullet lodged in the floor, police said.

Other patrons didn’t seem to notice that the gun had gone off, police said. Some diners thought someone had simply dropped something, police said.

The man was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

His gun and permit were seized and Fairfield police have applied for a warrant for unlawful discharge of a firearm, police said.

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