Firearm discharges in Boone Lowe’s Hardware, Man injured

Last Updated on June 2, 2020 4:25 pm

The Boone Police Department is reporting an accidental discharge of a firearm in the Lowe's Hardware store in Boone on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at approximately 1:27 PM, Boone Police, Fire, and Watauga Medics, responded to 1855 Blowing Rock Road, Lowe’s Hardware, for a report of an injury from the accidental discharge of a firearm, according to a report from Boone Police.

A male patron was using the restroom facility when a legally carried firearm accidentally discharged, the report states. Another male patron in the restroom suffered a non-life-threatening injury. The injured man was transported to Watauga Medical Center for treatment, according to the report.

The investigation into this incident is continuing. Upon completion of the investigation, the District Attorney will be consulted concerning what, if any, charges should be filed, according to Boone Police.

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