A man making his way through the Neiman Marcus store at an Atlanta mall Saturday night accidentally fired off his gun while he was “adjusting his pants,” according to police.
The gunshot rang out through the Lenox Square mall around 6 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. John Chafee told the Daily News Sunday.
Witnesses initially told police there may have been a “dispute” between two people, but officers confirmed that no such fight happened.
Instead, the armed man fired the “accidental” discharge while adjusting, Chafee said.
No one was injured, but the man fled the scene and has not been identified or located.
“We urge gun owners to be responsible and we would recommend they leave their firearms at home while they are out shopping in public areas,” Chafee said.
“Instances like this are unacceptable and we expect more from those who choose to carry firearms. Gun ownership is a responsibility no one should take lightly.”
Thankfully no one got hurt.