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Customer accidentally shoots barber in the buttocks

PARMA, OH (WOIO) -

A Parma barber is recovering after one of his regular costumers accidentally shot him in the rear-end.

The incident happened on September 29th around 2PM inside Werner's Barber Shop.

Shop owner Kurt Voelker took a bullet to his buttocks when the costumer's gun fell from his pants and went off. The customer does have a concealed carry permit.

Voelker's brother was in the shop when the gunshot rang out.

"The way the holster was in the waistband, he pulled up his pants to get comfortable and it just fell out hit the floor and went off, " said Erick Voelker. "It happened so quickly that he (Kurt) didn't even realize what happened until about a minute later, and that's when he realized he was hit."

At this time, the bullet is still lodged in Kurt's buttocks. A doctor will determine if he has to have the bullet dug out.

The Voelkers say the shooting was an accident and don't want charges pressed, but police are still investigating. The prosecutor's office is also reviewing the case.

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