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Two Strikes You're Out for PA Gun Owner

Posted on the 24 October 2012 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports
A Clarks Green man shot himself in the hand in a Scranton business Monday morning, then fired a second accidental shot just outside the building.
Scranton police acting Capt. Glen Thomas said Michael Paolucci III, 24, was showing his handgun to a co-worker in the break room at Gress Refrigeration, 1520 N. Keyser Ave., when the shooting occurred.
Mr. Paolucci somehow fired the gun accidentally, shooting himself in the hand, then walked outside, where the gun fired a second time. Another employee then took the gun from Mr. Paolucci and put it in his car. When police arrived, they were directed to the weapon, Capt. Thomas said.
He will be charged with two counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied space, police said.
I'm surprised they charged him. I guess with two negligent discharges in a row, they had no choice.
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