A man who was handling a handgun inside a Meridian garage on Wednesday afternoon accidentally shot himself and another man, according to police.
At 2:15 p.m., paramedics and police were called to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Ionia Street, near Locust Grove Road.
Both men were hospitalized for their injuries — one was shot in hand, the other in the abdomen — but both are expected to be OK, Meridian Police Lt. Jeff Brown said Wednesday night.
“No major organs were struck,” Brown said of the man hit in the abdomen.
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The gun discharged just one time, police said.
Brown said one of the men was handling the gun inside a holster when it went off; he wasn’t wearing the holster at the time. There was no evidence of an altercation, police said.
The men’s names have not been released. Police are still investigating.