GONZALES — A Cabela’s employee accidentally shot himself in the hand Thursday afternoon while showing a handgun to a customer, Gonzales police said.
The round from the .22-caliber gun went through the palm of the employee’s hand about 4:30 p.m. It ended up in the floor of the 165,000-square-foot sporting goods store near La. 30 and Interstate 10. No one else was injured, police said in a Facebook post.
Police officers are still investigating the shooting, but they have initially concluded the incident was an accident, police said.
The employee was treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales and is in stable condition, police said.
An employee answering the phone Thursday evening at the store said she could not give out any information about the shooting and could not connect a reporter to a manager.