A security guard accidentally shoots a man at Ross Park Mall Tuesday night. According to WPXI reporters, the security guard was loading his gun when it discharged and shot his friend.
Police say the incident happened around 11 p.m. in the guards office. Apparently the bullet shot through a wooden stand in the guards office before hitting the man in the buttocks.
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The victim was rushed to be the hospital, but has since been released.
WPXI learned the guard is employed by a contracted security company, Universal Protection Services, and is not a mall employee. Ross Park Mall officials have made it known the guard will no longer be working security at the mall.
Despite not filing any charges, police will take the appropriate investigation measures.