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Deputy accidentally fired his gun in NC bowling alley. The bullet injured a kid.

An off-duty Iredell sheriff's deputy will not face charges after accidentally shooting his gun in a bowling alley, Mooresville town officials announced Wednesday.
An off-duty Iredell sheriff's deputy will not face charges after accidentally shooting his gun in a bowling alley, Mooresville town officials announced Wednesday. Observer File Art

An off-duty Iredell sheriff's deputy will not face charges after accidentally shooting his gun in a bowling alley, Mooresville town officials said Wednesday.

The deputy, Craig Scannella, was at the bowling alley on May 25 with his handgun in his front pocket without a holster, according to Mooresville police.

The gun fired when Scannella reached into his pocket, officials said.

The bullet struck the ground and broke into several pieces. One of the pieces struck a 10-year-old child in the back, leaving a 2-inch wound, officials said.

Scannella's case was reviewed by the Iredell County District Attorney's Office, and officials determined no criminal charges would be filed, a news release states.

Scannella was placed on leave by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, which is still having its own separate investigation into the incident, according to the Mooresville Tribune.

LaVendrick Smith: @LaVendrickS
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