COLUMBUS (May 27, 2014) – A woman was accidentally shot Saturday night at a Walmart store after a gun hit the floor and discharged, police say.
Lt. Matt Myers with the Columbus Police Department said officers were called to the Walmart at 2025 Merchants Mile around 8 p.m. Saturday.
A man had the handgun holstered in his waistband; the gun fell out, hit the ground and went off. Myers said a bullet ricocheted off a soda bottle in a shopping cart and grazed a woman’s arm. The woman was pushing her son in the cart and was not seriously hurt.
Columbus Police Chief Jon Rohde was in the store and heard the gunshot. He called for help.
Myers said the man had a permit for the gun and wouldn’t face criminal charges.