DESOTO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – One person has been injured after a gun went off inside a Walmart in DeSoto late Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The incident happened at the store on Belt Line Road near Cockrell Hill Road just after 5 p.m.READ MORE: Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
Police said they believe the incident was an “accidental discharge” by a customer who had the weapon concealed when it was fired.
The victim was injured by shrapnel and was transported to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, according to police.
#UPDATE: @DeSotoPD has identified the individual who accidentally fired off one shot inside Wal-Mart. The gun was concealed when it fired. We have confirmed that the individual was NOT licensed to carry a handgun. Investigation continues. Charges are certainly possible. https://t.co/upS8Y0gkRnREAD MORE: Rangers Stop Lynn, Beat AL Central-Leading White Sox 2-1
— DeSoto, Texas Police Department (@DeSotoPD) May 18, 2021
Police said the person who discharged the weapon was not licensed to carry a handgun.MORE NEWS: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
Police said the person who had the weapon was not at the scene when police arrived. According to police, they were able to identify the person.