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Utah man arrested after accidentally firing gun in Walmart

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jul 08, 2024

RICHFIELD, Utah — A man was arrested after accidentally firing his gun while shopping at a local Walmart.

Police said 26-year-old Zachery Hampton was in the self-checkout line at the supermarket in Richfield on Monday when the gun went off. They said he appeared to have been adjusting the handgun in his waistband before a single round was fired.

Hampton was hit and injured by the shot and then fled the scene, according to police.

Police identified him and found him at a residence in Richfield. He was taken into custody and transported to Sevier Valley Hospital to be evaluated for injuries, which were not specified.

Nobody else was injured.

This breaking news article will be updated as more information becomes available.