A man was injured in Costco today when his gun apparently accidentally discharged, sources told TLS.
According to witnesses, shoppers at the Brick Costco heard a “pop” shortly before 1:00 PM and then saw a man walking towards the exit.
”We heard a huge pop, everyone looked and saw someone walking towards the door while saying I’m a retired cop,” a witness told TLS.
“My husband and I were walking out of the store and the idiot (sic) with the gun allowed his weapon to go off,” said another shopper. “It was scary, I rushed out of there. There were little children walking in with their parents. How scary! I’m thankful no one was seriously injured.”
Emergency personnel have responded to the scene to treat the victim, said to be in his sixties.
Police have not immediately responded to a request for comment.
UPDATE 7:57 PM: “On Sunday, January 21st, at approximately 1pm, Brick Township Police responded to 465 Rt 70 (Costco) for an accidental discharge of a firearm,” police told TLS. “The owner of the firearm sustained a non-life threatening injury. The incident is under investigation.”