- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A 22-year-old Milwaukee man has died after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while trying to put his gun back in its holster.

Timothy Phonisay died early Friday while undergoing surgery at Froedtert Hospital.

A report from the Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office says Phonisay’s cousin heard a gunshot around 11 p.m. Thursday but initially thought it was from a video game. She later heard her cousin calling for help.

The medical examiner says Phonisay apparently was posing with his gun and it discharged when he went to holster it. A round was fired into his right groin, striking his femoral artery.

His death has been ruled an accident.


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