Minnesota man accidentally shoots himself getting corn out of boot at corn maze

The accidental shooting occurred at 11:43 a.m. at the Twin Cities Corn Maze in Brooklyn Park.

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ST. PAUL -- A 38-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the upper leg while at a Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, corn maze on Saturday morning, police said.

The accidental shooting occurred at 11:43 a.m. at the Twin Cities Corn Maze.

The man had been near the corn pit — a pile of shelled corn akin to a sandbox — and was bending over at the waist removing corn from his boot when the firearm he was carrying on his hip discharged, according to a press release from the Brooklyn Park Police Department.

Detectives are still working to determine why the firearm discharged.

The man was taken to the hospital.


Police say he had a valid permit to carry and was legally carrying the firearm. No other injuries or property damage was reported. The festival resumed normal operation after the incident.

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