Investigators: 2 injured in Eau Claire accidental shooting

Published On: Feb 27 2013 08:29:57 AM CST
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TOWN of WASHINGTON, Wis. -

The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department says two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries after an accidental shooting in the 3000 block of Blakeley Avenue in the Town of Washington on Tuesday at about 4:20 p.m.

Investigators say a 21-year-old man was trying to place a loaded handgun in a cardboard storage box when the handgun accidentally discharged.

The man was struck in the left hand and a 22-year-old woman who was sitting next to him was struck in the right arm, according to investigators. They were both transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.