(Silver City, New Mexico)
An employee at a southern New Mexico gun shop who was unloading a handgun accidentally shot and wounded a customer in the back, authorities said Wednesday.I'm skeptical regarding the competence of the employee. Pulling the trigger to unload a gun? I don't think so.
The 65-year-old customer, who remains unidentified, was airlifted from Silver City to an El Paso, Texas hospital after the shooting on Tuesday.
He is in stable condition, police Capt. Steve Reese said.
The shooting occurred at Copper Country Sporting Arms and involved a .45 caliber handgun, Reese said.