A woman was shopping in a Walmart store in Columbus, Indiana, when a man with a legally concealed handgun and permit, Tony Ward, dropped his gun. The gun discharged and hit the woman in the arm.
Luckily, the newborn child in her cart was not injured.
A police chief was in the Walmart store and responded to the shooting when he heard it. Remarkably, Ward was not charged in the shooting.
From an article:
Columbus Police Chief Jon Rohde was at the store at about 8 p.m. Saturday night when he heard a gunshot. Rohde told The Republic that 56-year-old Tony E. Ward of Columbus had been carrying a .22 pistol in a holster on his waistband. The gun fell from his waist and discharged.Walmart. Save money. Die faster.
The bullet went through a soda bottle in a cart and struck the right arm of 26-year-old Virginia Thompson, who was pushing her newborn baby when the gun went off. The bullet hit the outside of Thompson's arm and after treatment by paramedics she declined to be taken to the hospital.
Rohde told the paper that Ward had a permit for the handgun and Ward was not arrested.