ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — In an unfortunate incident in St. Louis, a teenager and a woman suffered gunshot injuries on Friday afternoon, as confirmed by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
The event unfolded in the Walnut Park East neighborhood, on Sherry Avenue’s 5900 block, around 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
According to the police, a 16-year-old boy was handling a firearm, which unintentionally discharged. The bullet injured his hand. In a subsequent misfire, a 37-year-old woman present in the house was hit on her side.
The victims, who were the sole occupants of the house when the incident happened, received medical attention for non-severe injuries. Upon their arrival, the police did not locate any ballistics-related evidence at the scene.
The article does not state what type of firearm was mishandled, but it’s a clear reminder to maintain your brain when handling any firearm. Having a negligent discharge is, and always will be, 100% avoidable when the simple rules of firearm safety are followed.
It is unclear if any charges will be filed against anyone related to this incident.