A Union County Sheriff’s Office deputy and investigator were dispatched to an El Dorado residence Tuesday in reference to a gun shot victim whose hidden gun fell from a cabinet and shot him in the arm upon impact, according to a UCSO report.
The man was sitting in his kitchen with a towel wrapped around the wound when the two arrived at the residence. “There was blood leading from the laundry room to the kitchen,” the deputy wrote.
The victim stated he was putting away several folded towels in a laundry room cabinet when he inadvertently dislodged a small handgun that fell to the floor. The firearm’s shot hit him in the left arm, according to the report. He stated he’d forgotten the weapon was hidden there.
An investigator said there was no evidence to support anything other than what the victim said.