A 24-year-old Weber State University student was walking across the Ogden, Utah campus when a gun in his pants pocket unintentionally discharged.
News reports do not indicate why the gun discharged but do note that the student was shot in his left leg. He was taken to the local hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
WSU director of media relations was quick to point out that the student had a concealed weapons permit and was within his legal rights to be carrying a concealed weapon on campus. Utah is one of the few states that allow guns on campus. (See www.armedcampuses.org)
However, the university spokesperson did not comment on why, despite having a concealed weapons permit, the student would carry a loaded, unlocked handgun loose in his pants pocket.