A 33-year-old man was injured in the third accidental shooting in Richfield since March.
Brandon Stewart, Richfield, was in his garage cleaning a .22 single-shot revolver Thursday at approximately 3 a.m., said Richfield City Police Det. Sgt. Trent Lloyd.
“Basically, there wasn’t a safety on the gun,” Lloyd said. He said the gun fell down and the hammer hit the floor, causing a bullet to go off.
The bullet went through Stewart’s right thigh and into his left, Lloyd said. Stewart was treated for the injuries at Sevier Valley Medical Center and released the same day.
The first accidental shooting this year occurred March 18 on Richfield’s Main Street when a 9-year-old was accidentally shot by a cousin while riding in a vehicle.
The second also occurred on Richfield’s Main Street. It resulted in a 34-year-old Sigurd man being injured when a gun fell out of the cab of a pickup and went off May 31.