Friday, October 19, 2018
Public safety

Police: Man injured at Pinellas Park gun range

A man suffered minor injuries at the Shoot Straight gun range in Pinellas Park Friday afternoon.

Pinellas Park police said they believe a round discharged in the chamber of a rifle and fragments struck the man in the hand and face. The man said he pushed the bolt forward, heard a bang and felt pain in his hand.

Police said his injuries were minor and he refused further medical treatment.

The gun range is located at 4594 Ulmerton Road.

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