RICHLAND TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Two people were hurt when police say a gun accidentally discharged inside of a Giant Eagle grocery store this afternoon in Richland Township.
The incident happened around 2:45 p.m. at the store in Northtown Square just off of Route 8.
Police say they have taken one man into custody in connection with the incident. He is identified as 59-year-old Gerry Good of Gibsonia.
He is facing charges of two counts of simple assault and two counts of recklessly endangering another person.
“What had happened, the man shopping in Giant Eagle bent over to pick something up, he was wearing a fanny pack and had a .380 inside his fanny pack, when he bent over that fell on the floor and discharged, striking two other people inside the store with debris,” Chief Robert Amann, of Northern Regional Police, said.
Police seized the gun.
Two people, a man and a woman – suffered minor injuries.
“They’re fine. They were checked out by EMS,” said Chief Amann. “It’s superficial wounds and they were not transported to any hospitals.”
The woman suffered a leg injury and the man had a knee injury. According to the criminal complaint, they were both hit by pieces of ceramic tile from the floor of the store.
The criminal complaint says Good was cooperative and “very upset and apologetic to the victims.”
The Northern Regional Police Department is investigating the incident.
Giant Eagle released this statement on the incident:
“We were relieved to hear that the customers sustained only minor injuries, received first aid in the store and were able to complete their shopping before leaving the store. We extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery, and are thankful that no other customers or Team Members were injured. As this matter is with the authorities, all additional questions should be directed toward the Northern Regional Police.”
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