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Florida man discharges gun while teaching firearm safety

Posted: 7:09 AM, Apr 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-25 11:09:45Z

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man told sheriff's deputies he accidentally discharged a pistol while he was teaching gun safety to three young people.

The incident occurred Monday afternoon at Eglise Baptiste Philadelphie church near Ocala.

According to a Marion County Sheriff's report, the man said he was showing three girls "the difference between a real firearm and a BB gun."

He was using his Sig Sauer 9 mm when his "finger snagged the trigger." He told deputies he doesn't recall pulling the trigger.

The Star Banner reports the deputy collected the 9mm projectile and shell case and contacted the girls' parents.

No arrest was made and no one was injured.