1 injured in accidental shooting in Sunset Hills Home Depot

     (AP) – Police say a gun accidentally discharged in a suburban

St. Louis Home Depot restroom, injuring an employee.

     The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the weapon discharged Sunday in a

restroom at a Home Depot in Sunset Hills. Police say the employee was taken to a

hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

     Police are investigating but say it’s unclear who owns the gun. A store

manager referred questions to Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes, who said he

believes the gun belonged to a customer. He says Home Depot allows the open

carry of firearms in accordance with local laws, but employees are not allowed

to carry firearms.

     He referred other questions about the incident to police, who provided no

other details.


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