Off-duty corrections officer accidentally shoots himself in the bar

NEW YORK – An off-duty New York City corrections officer has accidentally shot himself and a woman after he flashed his gun while he was with her in a bar.

The officer was speaking with an unidentified woman Tuesday night when he dropped his gun and it went off, hitting one of his fingers and the woman of the foot.

The owner of the bar in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, said the officer is a regular and is a “good man,” adding that he only had a few sips of his beer for the accidental shooting and was not drunk.

The two were both transferred to a hospital for treatment.

The Daily News reports that customers remained in the bar after the shoot to watch the Yankees game.

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