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Child Fires Gun He Found in Ikea Store

The handgun's owner dropped it in a sofa
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2018 4:08 AM CDT
Cops: Child Finds Gun in Ikea Store, Fires Shot
Ikea says it has a no-weapons policy.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Police say a child fired a shot from a loaded handgun after finding it in a sofa at an Ikea store in suburban Indianapolis. Police in Fishers say no one was injured from the gunshot about 2pm Monday at the furniture store along Interstate 69 just northeast of Indianapolis, the AP reports. Police Sgt. Tom Weger says the handgun's owner wasn't aware the weapon dropped from his pants when he sat on the sofa. The child later found the gun in the sofa cushions. The child's age wasn't released. Weger says no arrests were immediately made and that the Hamilton County prosecutor's office will decide whether to file any criminal charges. Ikea said in a statement it has a no-weapons policy for its stores and that it is cooperating with police. (More Ikea stories.)

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