Pistol discharges after being dropped, strikes individual through wall

Pistol discharges after being dropped, strikes individual through wall

On Monday October 19, 2015, at 10:44 a.m., Beaumont police officers were dispatched to the Advanced Cardiovascular Center at 755 N. 11th Street in reference to a shooting victim.

According to Officer Danny Valdez, officers learned upon arrival that a patient was in the process of checking out her mother, when she reached into the mother’s purse to retrieve some paperwork. As she took the paperwork out of the purse, a small caliber pistol fell out and hit the ground. The pistol discharged, sending a bullet through the wall and striking a patient that was also checking out. The wound was not life threatening and the victim was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital.

The incident is still under investigation.

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