Window broken, but no injuries, in handgun mishap at Apple Valley townhome

Police say an Apple Valley man cleaning his new handgun accidentally fired a bullet through his window and into the wall of a neighboring home.

The 35-year-old gun owner contacted police the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 17, to report the incident at his townhome on the 15500 block of Flight Way. Officers responded to the residence and took his statement.

According to his account, he had been cleaning his new Hi-Point 9-mm handgun, purchased a week earlier, and decided to “function test” it – cycling live rounds of ammunition through the weapon in an effort to familiarize himself with its design. See more in Andrew Miller’s Sun Thisweek story.

 

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