Another irresponsible public shooting at in Florida? Yes, it happened–but this time it involved one of the “good guys with guns” in a situation with no “bad guy” in sight. Nine people were struck by more than a sense of ironic bemusement when a police officer’s unsecured weapon popped off a police officer’s pocket.
Miami-Dade Corrections Marcus Leon Thompson explained to the police that his Glock 19 9mm firearm went off as he was reaching for money and a valet ticket in his right pants pocket, where he also had his unholstered gun. As a result, the bullet from a gun that accidentally discharged at Shooters Waterfront Cafe in Florida hit the metal base of a table and fragmented. The ricocheting shards injured at least nine people, according to police.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, the police report said most of the injured either felt a burning sensation or had small cuts from bullet fragments, while one 79-year-old tourist had been taken to a local medical center with a small fragment in her buttocks.
Police are still investigating the incident.
h/t: Freak Out Nation