A man who was practicing his “quick draw” at a friend’s home shot himself in the leg, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Deputies said when they responded to a call about a shooting at a home on Northeast 61st Place in Bronson, they found Robert Bishop, 62, had a single gunshot wound in the back of his right calf.
Bishop told the deputies that he shot himself while visiting his friend, Johnny Pettry. Bishop said he was practicing his “quick draw” with his single action Western style .357 revolver and after taking several shots, he cocked the hammer and was drawing the weapon from the holster when he prematurely pulled the trigger.
The bullet struck the back of his right calf and stopped short of exiting near his ankle. He was transported to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida by Levy County EMS for treatment.