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Lincoln City man shoots self in groin at checkout

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Mckays gunshot

Lincoln City Police responded to McKay’s Market Sunday for a reported gunshot wound, discovering a man had accidentally shot himself in the groin.

Twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas J. Ellingford, of Lincoln City, sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound that entered his groin area and exited through his lower thigh, narrowly missing his femoral artery. Officers on scene immediately gave first aid before Pacific West medics arrived.

Ellingford was rushed to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital where he was taken by Life Flight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Lincoln City Police Sergeant Jeffrey Winn said Ellingford was in stable condition.

A criminal investigation is ongoing, as Ellingford did not have a concealed handgun license for his Glock 9mm and his act was found by police to be reckless and placed several people in danger. Police said citations would be issued.

Police found Ellingford accidentally pulled the trigger as he put the weapon back in his pants in the zipper area after showing the gun to a friend in the checkout line.

No one else was injured in the accident.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lincoln City Police Sr. Officer Jayne Johnson at 541-994-3636.

Justin Werner
I'm publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and an investigative journalist. Also the web guy, photographer, cameraman, video editor, sportswriter, cat trainer and e-bike enthusiast.

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  1. NOT “accidentally”, he NEGLIGENTLY pulled the trigger. Carrying a Glock with one in the chamber is STUPID. The so called safety on the trigger is worthless. I hope he loses a ball or two as a reminder of his stupidity!

  2. The guy would have shot himself somehow somewhere eventually. He is the reason they want to take all our guns away, him and his kind of stupid.

  3. YES HE IS A BIG IDIOT if he shot himself in head he would not have hit anything sounds like he did’ent have any thing up there anyways. Thank god no one was hurt I believe in gun rights not stupidity charge him all the way.

  4. GLocks are known to have a faulty safety issues and some GLocks don’t have a safety at all. That is why I will NEVER own a Glock!!!!!

  5. Am wondering, we have a new HOSPITAL in Lincoln City, yet this man had to be flown to Portland. Am thinking we don’t have proper care going on here. Seems confusing. Do they just do band aids here?

  6. BWAA HAHA. What an idiot. He deserves to be charged, and lose all rights to owning a firearm, or sharp stick. Absolutely no sympathy for this idiot, he could have killed someone else…
    Duh, whoops, sorry dude.


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