YMCA shooting: Man nicked by own firearm

Renaissance Pointe YMCA on Bowser

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Police said a man nicked himself with his own firearm in a locker room at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA on Monday.

Police responded to the YMCA at 2323 Bowser Avenue in Fort Wayne before 11 a.m. after the shooting was reported. 

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne released a statement on the incident Monday afternoon. According to the release, the handgun was in the man’s gym bag when it accidentally discharged and grazed him on the chin. 911 was called and YMCA staff immediately helped the man.

The release states that the YMCA will investigate the incident and cooperate with authorities:

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne has a long history of providing a safe environment for our members and the community to enjoy.  Our current policies prohibit carrying or concealing a weapon or any object that may be used as a weapon in our facilities and on our grounds. These policies and procedures are in place in order to provide a safe environment. We will evaluate our policies in order to ensure a continued safe environment.  

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