Gun Misfires in Provo Meetinghouse, Church Responds

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A gun accidentally went off inside a church on Sunday, sending a bullet into a classroom with teenagers, according to police, who noted that fortunately, no one was injured.

The incident happened about 2 p.m. at a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 345 E. Foothill Drive, Provo. A 74-year-old man was between the double-glass doors at the church's entrance when a .22-caliber revolver that he was carrying unholstered in his backpack went off, Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King said.

Police say for an unknown reason, the hammer of the gun caught on something in the backpack, causing the gun to fire one round. The shot traveled horizontally at ground level through the wall and into an adjacent classroom where a group of teens were having class, King said.

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