Man shot with own gun in midtown Tucson shooting - Tucson News Now

Man shot with own gun in Golden Nugget shooting

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A man shot this morning outside the Golden Nugget Bar was shot by his own gun, police say.

Tucson Police say the man was shot in the head, but the bullet didn't penetrate his skull. It happened around 2 a.m. Thursday in the area near 2617 North First Avenue, close to East Glenn Street.

His injuries are not life threatening, police say.

It's unclear if the man accidentally shot himself or if two people he was fighting with grabbed the gun and shot him.

Two men were seen fleeing the area just moments after shots were heard.

Tucson Police Sgt. Steve Wheeler spoke Thursday about the investigation.

"We know that there was possibly two other people in the parking lot when it happened, possibly suspects. We have no description on them whatsoever, except possibly two males, medium to dark-skinned."

One of the bullets pierced the window of a nearby furniture store and was found inside. 

Nobody else was hurt in the incident.  Police say the victim had been drinking at the bar earlier in the evening and was asked to leave minutes before the shooting.

"We had an incident where a gentleman was escorted out of the bar," Wheeler said.  "And about 20 minutes later, some patrons heard a gunshot and then found the guy that had been earlier removed from the bar bleeding from the head."

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Marana police release documents for officers under investigation

    UPDATE: Marana police release documents for officers under investigation

    Friday, November 24 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-11-24 21:48:55 GMT
    Former Marana police officer Dionysius Cazares. (Source: Marana Police Department)Former Marana police officer Dionysius Cazares. (Source: Marana Police Department)

    A Marana police officer has been fired following an investigation into computer tampering and criminal charges have been filed against her.

    A Marana police officer has been fired following an investigation into computer tampering and criminal charges have been filed against her.

  • Tucson council votes in favor of grocery store near Saguaro NP

    Tucson council votes in favor of grocery store near Saguaro NP

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:00 AM EST2017-11-22 16:00:48 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    The Fry’s will be 96,000 square feet on roughly 16 acres at the intersection of South Houghton Road and East 22nd Street. 

    The Fry’s will be 96,000 square feet on roughly 16 acres at the intersection of South Houghton Road and East 22nd Street. 

  • Steve Bannon accepts award, draws protest in Tucson

    Steve Bannon accepts award, draws protest in Tucson

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-11-19 04:17:02 GMT
    Bannon accepted the award Saturday night from the Brian Terry Foundation (Source: Tucson News Now).Bannon accepted the award Saturday night from the Brian Terry Foundation (Source: Tucson News Now).

    A former member of President Trump’s Administration, Steve Bannon, was in Tucson on Saturday night to receive an award. But many Tucsonans stood in opposition to Bannon’s visit because of his views and ties to Breitbart News, a conservative network. Steve Bannon was the keynote speaker at the Brian Terry Foundation Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort.

    A former member of President Trump’s Administration, Steve Bannon, was in Tucson on Saturday night to receive an award. But many Tucsonans stood in opposition to Bannon’s visit because of his views and ties to Breitbart News, a conservative network.

Powered by Frankly