A 16-year-old accidentally shot himself Monday in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter, Gulfport police say.
Gulfport Police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said the teen was in a vehicle when the firearm went off, striking him in the leg. The teen walked to the Walmart to get help.
The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m.
A police officer who is a former paramedic reported that the teen said it was an accident, and his leg wound was not a major injury, Bromen said.
Police were already in the area for a shoplifting complaint, Bromen said.
The investigation is ongoing.