Police in New Jersey say they were called out to a gun shop after they received a tip that an armed man was in the store.
According to the New Jersey State Police, the caller told them that an unknown individual had been there for about 10 minutes and had been carrying a “sophisticate” firearm.
The gun shop owner told police that the man had been “talking loudly and talking to himself” while he was “looking at the display” in the gun shop.
He then reportedly told police the gun had been fired and the owner could see the “laser beam.”
The owner also told police he had seen a “small amount of blood” in his shop and that he thought it could have been “from an accidental discharge.”
He was taken into custody and was taken to a hospital to be checked out.
Authorities are still investigating what caused the shooting.
Police have said they are looking into the possible presence of drugs and alcohol in the home.
The owner of the gun store, who asked not to be named, told reporters he was shocked by the shooting and was surprised to learn about it.
“I’m just shocked,” he said.
“This is a small town.
I have nothing against guns.
I’ve owned guns my whole life.
But I never thought that someone would do this.”