Copper County Sporting Arms Worker Accidentally Shoots Customer | TheBlaze.com
Posted on November 21, 2012 at 6:46am by Billy Hallowell Print »Email »
SILVER CITY, N.M. (TheBlaze/AP) — Authorities say an employee at a New Mexico gun shop was unloading a handgun when he accidentally shot a customer in the back, wounding him. While police haven’t released too many details, some of the developments have been discussed in local media.
Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds says an employee at Copper County Sporting Arms was unloading the .45 caliber handgun Tuesday when the weapon went off, shooting the man.
Emergency responders closed off the street in front of the shop so a medical helicopter could land. The helicopter then flew the man to an El Paso, Texas, hospital for treatment.