An 18-year-old Wichita, Kansas man was trying to take off his shorts while walking down the street with his girlfriend. In the process a small-caliber handgun fell out of his waistband. When the gun hit the pavement it discharged, shooting his 19-year-old girlfriend in the chest. The woman was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She was listed in fair condition.
The boyfriend initially told police it was a drive-by shooting, but witnesses said the man had tried to conceal a gun. The man was arrested and the gun recovered.
Police do not know why he was trying to take his shorts off.