COLUMBIA, Mo. – A vendor who was on the University of Missouri campus to demonstrate a smoothie machine accidentally shot himself in the leg and prompted a campus-wide alert of shots fired.
University police Maj. Brian Weimer says officers responded at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday to a loading dock near a dining hall where Michael Stout was suffering from a gunshot wound.
Weimer says Stout was in his vehicle when he showed his firearm to a friend and accidentally fired a round into his own leg.
Stout is not a university employee or a student. He was transported to University Hospital for medical attention.
The university sent out an all-clear at 3:39 p.m.