According to the , the incident happened on Thursday night at O’Riley’s Uptown Tavern in Pensacola. Police told the self-shooter is 28-year-old Carlos Feituuaki Tuifua, who survived and is recovering.
Surveillance video viewed by the showed how the accident unfolded. At 11pm, Mr Tuifua was sitting at the bar talking to a man and a woman. About a minute later, he pulled out a handgun and showed it to them for a few seconds.
Then, the Journal reported, Mr Tuifua made a sudden gesture “as if he were putting the gun into an invisible holster” below his shoulder, but instead shot himself in the torso.
The bar’s manager, Warren Sonnen, saw the whole thing.
“I don’t know if he was pretending to be a badass or something,” Mr Sonnen told the Journal. “But from what I can tell, it was completely by accident.”
Immediately afterward, Mr Tuifua left the bar. Police say he checked himself into a hospital, where they were able to contact him. On Friday, they arrested him at his home.
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