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Eating at McDonald's has been known to leave people with a pain in their gut. But for one Oregon man, the pain in

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I'm Lovin' It! Wife Accidentally Shoots Husband at Oregon McDonald's

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Eating at McDonald's has been known to leave people with a pain in their gut. But for one Oregon man, the pain in his stomach after a recent stop at McDonald's had nothing to do with a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

It had to do with the bullet his wife accidentally fired into his abdomen.

According to the Associated Press, the shooting occurred Thursday when a 48-year-old Bend woman bent over during a meal at McDonald's. Sitting across from her was her husband. Unfortunately, according to reports, when the woman bent over her Derringer fell out of her pocket, hit the floor and fired a bullet straight at him.

As the AP reports:

Lt. Chris Carney says 47-year-old Richard Lee Cooper and 48-year-old Barbara Annette Masters were in the dining area when she leaned forward and the gun hit the floor. The impact caused the .22-caliber gun to fire, hitting Cooper in the abdomen. He was taken to St. Charles-Bend hospital in serious condition.

According to the AP story, Masters was cited on assault and reckless endangering charges and released. No further information has been reported on the condition of her husband.

According to Bend's KTVZ, there were about 15 people in the McDonald's at the time of the accidental shooting.

From KTVZ:

The customers were shocked to hear the gun go off -- and especially so close to them.

"Everybody just looked, you know, and they were like, 'Oh my God!'" [Christina ] Burley said. "Half of the restaurant just circled around him and started calling 911."

Many of the others on hand said they felt lucky the shooting wasn't even worse.

"Thanking God it wasn't me," Burley said.

Remember, kids: Guns don't kill people, but guns accidentally falling out of pockets at McDonald's can.

 
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