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Florida man accidentally shoots himself after showing off gun in bar

The bar's manager showed a local newspaper video footage of the man and said it appeared to be an accident.
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PENSACOLA, Fla. — A man apparently shot himself by accident while showing Florida bar customers his gun. 

The Pensacola News Journal reported the man was displaying his gun Thursday night and made a quick motion as if putting it into a pretend holster below his shoulder. 

When he did, the gun discharged and a bullet hit the man’s torso. 

The bar manager showed the newspaper video of the incident. 

"I don't know if he was pretending to be a badass or something," the bar's manager Warren Sonnen told the journal. "But from what I can tell, it was completely by accident."

The man quickly left and checked himself into a hospital. Police contacted him and were determining whether to file charges.

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