Man Shoots Himself At Easter Church Service, Tries To Hide Gun On Way Out

One man almost saw the light a little sooner than he probably hoped while attending Easter church services in Altoona, Pennsylvania late Saturday night. About 15 minutes before the end of mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament an unidentified man stood up from kneeling when his gun snagged on his pants and a gunshot rang out through the church.   “Hallelujah! Holy shi*T!” -is what I’m assuming the man screamed while “casually” pretending to just be singing along with the church choir.

Maybe he just wanted to reenact the story of Easter?

While the Big Guy upstairs “sees everything,” the gun owner tried to conceal his weapon from his fellow mortals, passing it off to a buddy who hid it in a church program. The bullet had grazed his hand and became lodged in the tile floor of the church.  

Is that a gun in your pants or are you just excited to be in church?

His plan was thwarted by a police officer in attendance, Jason Wagler who immediately recognized the loud bang as a gunshot. He told the local news:

“I noticed the gun was handed to another gentleman. He immediately concealed it in a white program, so I took pictures of the gun inside this program.”

Check out video Wagler took of the incident here:

Apparently his weapon’s safety was off. While the man has a license for the gun and was carrying it legally, police and the Blair County District Attorney’s Office are investigating to see if any charges will be filed over the bullet incident. Aside from the holy, holey hand, no one was hurt.

Follow Phil Haney on Twitter @PhilHaney

Source: The Blaze