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Student Accidentally Shoots Himself at U of A Campus

By: Elizabeth Monte
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2013

A work-study student employed at KUAF radio station accidentally wounded his hand a little after 12:30 p.m. today when a handgun he had in his day pack discharged. The student was in the station's breakroom, and no one else at the station was injured.

University of Arkansas Police receive a call about the shooting at 12:36 and responded to the scene by 12:42. Fayetteville police and first responders also responded to the incident. The student was transported to WRMC with wounds to his hand that were described as non-life-threatening.

The pistol was described by police as one designed to fire .410 shotgun shells.

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