Boone, NC –
On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at approximately 1:27 PM, Boone Police, Fire, and Watauga Medics, responded to 1855 Blowing Rock Road, Lowe’s Hardware, for a report of an injury from the accidental discharge of a firearm. A male patron was using the restroom facility when a legally carried firearm accidentally discharged. Another male patron in the restroom suffered a non-life-threatening injury. The injured man was transported to Watauga Medical Center for treatment.
The investigation into this incident is continuing. Upon completion of the investigation, the District Attorney will be consulted concerning what, if any, charges should be filed.