BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A gun safety demonstration went awry and landed Monroe County coroner David Toumey in the hospital after he shot himself in the leg.

Toumey said his gun discharged as he was checking to make sure it was unloaded and a bullet struck him in his left leg during the demonstration to a group of people at a Lake Monroe boat ramp on Sept. 1.

"It's an unfortunate accident," Toumey told the Herald-Times of Bloomington. "I've always been very, very safe."