May 17, 2010 1:42 pm US/Pacific
Woman Accidentally Shot In Rancho Cucamonga Store
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (CBS) ―
A woman was accidentally shot in the buttocks Sunday afternoon in a Rancho Cucamonga store that specializes in hunting and fishing gear.
Authorities said a woman was injured in an accidental shooting Sunday at a store that specializes in hunting and fishing gear in Rancho Cucamonga.
The incident happened at 3:45 p.m. at the Bass Pro Shop when a customer brought two of his own guns to the shop to use at the indoor firing range.
As he was checking in the weapons at the front door to verify that they were unloaded and to be trigger-locked, a bullet discharged within the carrying case and struck a customer standing in an aisle about 70 feet away, according to a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Trigger locks are put on all outside guns until a range master unlocks the trigger at the indoor range, the sheriff's spokeswoman said.
"I was actually by the fish tank when I heard the shot," Jose Coria, a customer, said.
The victim was hit in the buttocks and was treated at the scene by paramedics and then transported to a hospital. She was not seriously hurt, CBS 2/KCAL 9's Mark Sayre reported.
"I have been in here a few times to look at handguns and every time I come in, it is a secure environment," customer Jason Chavin said.
Store management had no comment on the incident and a spokesman at Bass Pro's corporate office could not be reached.
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