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Man injured in accidental shooting at Denham Springs Walmart

2 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Monday, January 14 2019 Jan 14, 2019 January 14, 2019 8:23 AM January 14, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

DENHAM SPRINGS - One person was injured in an accidental shooting at an area store in Denham Springs Sunday night.

The incident was reported at the Walmart on S. Range Avenue in Livingston Parish around 9 p.m. According to the police department, a 19-year-old man was attempting to buy a gun from 19-year-old Charleston Topps when the accident happened. 

The man was inspecting the gun when a round accidentally fired and hit him in the leg. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Authorities say that after the shooting, Topps threw the gun in a nearby creek. Police charged him with obstruction of justice. 

Police say both men worked at Walmart. 

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