Husband and wife accidentally shot while dismantling handgun

5:17 PM, Jul 27, 2012   |    comments
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Maryland Heights, MO (KSDK) - A husband and wife were accidentally shot Friday in Maryland Heights.

Sgt. Joe Eagan with the Maryland Heights Police Department says they received a call just after 1:30 p.m. for an accidental shooting at a home in the 100 block of Edgeworth.

When officers arrived they determined the husband was preparing to dismantle a handgun when it accidentally discharged, striking him and his wife.

Only one round came out, but both people were hit. One received a hand wound, and the other was hit in the leg.

Both injuries are non-life threatening.

KSDK

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