Man accidentally fatally shoots self at Giant in Spotsylvania

A 45-year-old man accidentally fatally shot himself at a Giant Food Store in Harrison Crossing, police said.

On Sunday about 5 p.m., a man was sitting in the driver seat of a vehicle with several children, waiting for his wife to return a movie.

At some point, the man went to unbuckle his seat and mistakenly hit the trigger of a handgun, shooting himself in the hip, police said.

The man immediately told his wife that he had shot himself.

Police arrived soon and with other bystanders administered first aid. He was taken to Mary Washington Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The man, whose name was not immediately available, was a Spotsylvania county resident.

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