Updated information from Chief Josh Litchfield of Andrews Police Department:
On Wednesday April 3, 2013, at approximately 5:40 pm, officers from the Andrews Police Department were dispatched to Loafers Sports Bar in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival officers discovered Ashley Jerrell Austin of Andrews had apparently suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand. Mr. Austin is apparently an employee of Loafers and was attempting to unload his firearm before going into work. The incident happened in the parking lot (not inside the building.) Mr. Austin was flown to a hospital in Asheville and any further information on his condition is unknown at this time.
No charges are pending at this time.
Original Post from Wednesday, April 3
Andrews Police Responding to Accidental Shooting
From Andrews Police Department:
Andrews Police Officers are on scene at Loafers Bar. They have responded to a report of an accidental shooting to the hand. There is nothing to show foul play, however the incident is under further investigation at this time.
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