She dropped her purse at the checkout counter.

When Lillian Messier’s purse hit the ground in the Land O’ Lakes Publix, the gun went off. The bullet hit her husband Vernon’s shin. Messier, 69, has a concealed carry permit. Vernon was taken to the hospital. The Publix is located on Collier Parkway and State Road 54 in Land O’Lakes.

Vernon is going to be fine, but wow scary thinking you could just be checking out at Publix and have a gun fire off. Messier was carrying a 2 shot pistol and I’m not familiar with that particular weapon, but I’m assuming it has a safety.

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