TULSA- A man accidentally shot himself in the chin in south Tulsa Saturday and gun enthusiasts say it could've been prevented.
A full-scale investigation launched by a single gunshot that police say wasn't supposed to go off.
Neighbors near 66th and South Rockford say cop cars at the home isn't a rare sight.
"There's been a lot of traffic in and out, there's a younger crowed that hang out there", said Cody McCall. "Lots of people in and out at suspicious times."
Police say a 20-year-old male was playing with a gun and shot himself in the chin. The bullet exited through his mouth.
"I wasn't sure what to think, but I definitely didn't expect a shooting." said McCall.
It's a scenario the guys here at 2A Shooting Center see all the time. They say accidents like these can be prevented with some simple education.
"A lack of training is primarily the reason why you hear about accidents like that." said 2A manager Geoff Portman.
Portman works with guns every single day. He says responsible gun owners are constantly checking to see if their gun is loaded and keeping fingers off the trigger.
But he says making a conscious decision to shoot is the true key factor.
"That level of respect is on par with that level of lethality." he said. "So understanding that and handling that firearm is that fashion...you'll be safe and everyone around you will be safe."
Police say the man's injuries are non-life threatening. Neighbors say they hope it's a lesson learned.
"I definitely think it's a big concern especially with people with families. I mean that's not something you want around your children."