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15-year-old accidentally struck with bullet at Dowagiac business

Posted at 7:46 PM, Dec 01, 2015

DOWAGIAC, Mich. — A 15 year-old was struck by a bullet inside a pizza shop on Tuesday.

It happened just before 4:30 p.m. at Saylor’s Pizza at 126 S. Front Street in Dowagiac.

Dowagiac Police said officers responded to Benny’s Barbershop, which is a neighboring business.  According to a press release, a 36-year-old man was showing a handgun inside the barbershop when it accidentally fired towards the wall. Police learned the bullet went through a wall and struck a 15-year-old in the ankle.

The 15-year-old pizza shop worker was not hurt, police added.  Authorities determined the incident  was accidental, but was being forwarded to the prosecutor’s office to determine if charges would be filed.