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Man accidentally shoots himself in Zaxby's parking lot

A security officer shot himself in the hand while unloading his gun, police said.

Posted: Mar. 26, 2018 11:47 AM
Updated: Mar. 26, 2018 5:44 PM

Huntsville police said a private security officer shot himself accidentally in a restaurant parking lot Monday morning.

Police responded to a shooting call at Zaxby's near University Drive and North Memorial Parkway around 11:30 a.m.

Police said the private security officer -- who was not affiliated with the restaurant -- was unloading his weapon and shot himself in the hand.

He was taken to an area hospital and is expected to recover, police said.

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