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Man shoots himself in the penis after tucking fiancée's pink pistol in his waist band

Ouch: Joshua Seto, 27, was tucking his fiancée's pistol into his waistband when he accidentally fired the gun

A suburban Phoenix man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the penis while putting his fiancee's pink gun in the waistband of his pants.

Chandler police say 27-year-old Joshua Seto and his fiancee Cara Christopher were walking toward a grocery store when the shooting happened last week.

The gun fired, striking Mr Seto's penis and continuing through his left thigh.

Ms Christopher, 26, who called 911, can be heard telling a dispatcher 'He's still conscious, there is just a lot of blood,' in tapes released by MyFoxPhoenix.

The operator told Ms Christopher to apply direct pressure to the wound with a dry towel or T-shirt and avoid looking at it.

Ms Christopher, sounding surprisingly calm, said: 'I did look at it. It's pretty bad.'

The shooting took place at approximately 7:30pm on Tuesday on the 900 block of W Elliot Road near the Fry's Food & Drug store.

Scene: The shooting took place at approximately 7:30pm on Tuesday near the Fry's Scene: The shooting took place at approximately 7:30pm lastTuesday near the Fry's Food Drug store in Chandler,Arizona

Chandler Police Detective Seth Tyler was unsure of the type of gun, or whether it had a safety that was off.

He also said it is unclear if Mr Seto has been released from the hospital or suffered any permanent damage.

The man also face charges.

'The case agent is still determining that,' Det Tyler said.

In the wake of the shooting, Det Tyler warned residents to use holsters, not waistbands, if they are going to carry a handgun.

'Whenever you handle a firearm, whether you are a novice or experienced, always treat firearms as though they are loaded. If you are going to carry a handgun on your person, use a holster, not your waistband,' he said.

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