Police investigating accidental shooting at Wichita’s Towne East Mall

Police said a 28-year-old man was seriously hurt in an accidental shooting Saturday afternoon at a Wichita mall.

The shooting was reported at Towne East mall around 4:50 p.m.  Police officer Charley Davidson said in a press release that a man was carrying a handgun inside his waistband and it accidentally fired, striking him in the leg.   Two off-duty nurses and officers provided medical treatment before the man was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

No one else was hurt.