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Gun in purse goes off in Wyo. Starbucks

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Police in Wyoming said a gunshot reported at a Starbucks cafe was found to have originated from a juvenile's purse.

Cheyenne Police said officers secured the area after the bullet put a hole through a chair and a wall around 7 a.m. Monday and a girl with a hole in her bag told the officers, "I think my purse went off," KGWN-TV, Cheyenne, reported Wednesday.

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Officers said the girl had and a small, Derringer-type, double-barrel .38 Special inside her purse.

The girl was issued a summons for possession of a firearm by a juvenile, which carries a $750 bond and a mandatory court appearance.

Police said the case is being reviewed by the District Attorney's Office and further charges are possible.

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