A man at an upscale Galleria, Texas area hotel was taken to the hospital and kept after he reportedly shot himself by accident.

According to police, officers and paramedics responded to a shooting at the St. Regis Houston hotel around 11:30pm on Friday. Officers determined that the victim was either unpacking a gun or was removing it from his pants when it went off.

The victim was described as a "young man" but didn't give information on his age.

Paramedics took the man to the hospital for injuries to his testicles, police told local news outlets.

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Under new state law from the Texas Legislature and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott, hotels can't prohibit guests from carrying firearms or storing them on hotel property.

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Just a few months ago, in December, the story of another man shooting himself in the testicles in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

According to officials, the same issue of placing a firearm in a waistband holster, combined by mishandling the firearm, were the culprits. The handgun went off, and the bullet passed through his scrotum before going into his inner left thigh.

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Hopefully, to be similar to this weekend's case of the scrotum shooter, the December case in Orangeburg's victim didn't face any charges because the discharge was an accident.

Either way, I bet the two of them will be shooting blanks from now on.

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