65-yr-old accidentally shot in US gun shop by employee in stable condition

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 07:40 hrs

A 65-year-old man was reportedly shot at a gun shop on Hudson Street in Silver City, USA, but is now in a stable condition.

The police said an employee at Copper County Sporting Arms was unloading a .45 caliber handgun when the weapon went off and hit the customer in the back.

Emergency responders from the Silver City Police Department, the Grant County Sheriff's Department, the Silver City Fire Department, and Gila Regional Medical Center arrived on the scene and blocked off Hudson Street so that a helicopter could land on Hudson Street to airlift the victim to an El Paso hospital for treatment, Las Cruces Sun-News reports.

According to the report, the chopper landed in front of the Chevron station on Hudson and took off at 10:40 a.m. for El Paso. No names have been being released at this time.

The police said the investigation on the shooting is ongoing, and it is unclear whether any charges will be filed, the report said. (ANI)

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