Mall guard accidentally shoots another guard in buttocks

PITTSBURGH (AP) " Police say a security guard at a mall in the Pittsburgh suburbs accidentally shot another guard in the buttocks while loading his personal weapon.

Ross Township police tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/2ahtFRU ) the shooting happened about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the security office at the Ross Park Mall. The mall was closed at the time.

Police say the mall guards aren't armed, and the guard was handling his own gun at the end of his shift. He has been fired.

Police say Universal Protection Services of Pittsburgh provides security at the mall. Nobody answered the phone at the company Wednesday, and a voicemail message was not immediately returned.

The wounded guard was treated and released from a hospital. Police don't plan to file charges.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com

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