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Just days before the 4th of July, a Florida man suffered a major accident… when he shot himself in the groin.

According to Fox 4 Now, 38-year-old Cedrick Jelks sat down in the driver’s seat of his Nissan Altima… apparently sitting on a pistol that accidently discharged.

A woman told Jacksonville police that Jelks “ran into their home in a total panic”… after which he realized he had shot himself in the penis. She took him to the hospital and he underwent surgery.

Jelks’ current status is unknown.

Reports say he is a convicted felon, which means he could potentially face charges related to the possession of a firearm.