Vendor shoots self in leg on Missouri campus, prompts alert

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A vendor who was on the University of Missouri campus for a smoothie machine demonstration accidentally shot himself in the leg, prompting a campuswide 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.

The university sent out an all clear at 3:39 p.m.