Man Shot Showing Off Gun to Woman in Whataburger Drive-thru – Newsweek

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A man was accidentally shot while showing his handgun to a woman while they were waiting at a Whataburger drive-thru, according to reports.

San Antonio Police Department officers received a call about a shooting at a Whataburger in the 17300 block of Autry Pond Road at about 3 a.m. on Monday.

Officers told local news outlet KSAT that the pair had been waiting inside a car at the drive-thru when the man showed the woman his handgun.

Shortly afterward the woman accidentally shot the man in the arm, according to the network.

Emergency medical services arrived at the location and treated the wounded man before he was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center.

He is said to be in a stable condition, according to KSAT.

San Antonio Police Department officers are now talking to the woman about the incident to establish what happened.

There have been no arrests, according to the network.

Newsweek has contacted the San Antonio Police Department for comment.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, a website that collects information about shootings across the U.S., the victim was the fourth person within a month to be injured due to an accidental firearm discharge in San Antonio.

It added there were 18 incidents of an accidental shooting that led to an injury in the city of San Antonio since January 1, 2021.

The database also showed that 21 people had been injured in those 18 accidental shootings.

As of November 1, there had been 1,693 unintentional shootings in the U.S. since the start of 2021.

Last year, the Gun Violence Archive recorded 2,315 cases of unintentional shootings, the highest figure in its seven-year review.

The accidental shooting at Whataburger comes days after a Chicago police officer accidentally shot two others during a struggle with a suspect.

Newsweek previously reported the officers saw a car that was wanted in connection with a murder in the block of South Shore Drive.

When officers surrounded the suspect outside a gas station a struggle ensured and led to an officer accidentally shooting his colleagues.

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said during a media briefing: "One of our officers who has his handgun out during this struggle has an accidental discharge of his weapon, lightly striking two of our officers."

Brown added the officer fired his weapon once and that one colleague was struck in the arm while the other was hit in the shoulder.

He added it was likely the bullet passed through one officer before it struck the other.

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Stock image: Police car lights in city at night. A man was injured while showing a woman his handgun at a Texas Whataburger.
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