The Huffington Post
2014-02-18 21:08:58

Shooting At Shooters; 6 Injured At Florida Eatery

Shooters Waterfront now has an accidental shooter to match its name.

An off-duty Florida corrections officer reached into his pocket for a valet ticket at the Fort Lauderdale eatery on Saturday evening, but somehow he found the trigger of his handgun. He fired a round that sent shrapnel flying into at least six diners, the Sun Sentinel reports.

The unidentified officer called his supervisor immediately following the 7:30 p.m incident. At least six police cars, a fire truck and two ambulances responded to the scene, according to The Miami Herald.

One of the injured patrons was treated at a nearby hospital. The others were treated at the scene.

Although the restaurant was crowded, uninjured patrons reportedly didn't know that the sound they heard was a gunshot.

From the Sun Sentinel:

The shooting was deemed accidental. The Associated Press reports that the bullet hit the base of a table and burst into fragments, sending shrapnel around the room.

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