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.
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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.