A McMinn County man is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg after accidentally shooting himself. 

It happened Monday at the Walmart in Athens.  

Athens Police say the man was reaching into his back pocket, where he kept his Taurus PT738 handgun holstered, for a tissue.  Instead he grabbed the trigger and it went off shooting him in the back of his right thigh. 

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.