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Pawn shop worker accidentally shot in butt

April 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

MARGATE, Fla., April 4 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a pawn shop worker was accidentally shot in the buttocks by another employee who was putting a gun into a display case.

The Margate Police Department said a worker at David Bari's Pawn Shop on State Road 7 left his semiautomatic Glock .40 caliber handgun on a counter when he stepped out around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and another employee mistook it for a store item and attempted to place it into a display case, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

The gun went off while it was being handled and the bullet struck a third employee in the buttocks and entered through the front pelvic area, police said.

The employee was taken to North Broward Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to fully recover.

Police said the incident is being investigated but the preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was accidental.

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