Indiana man charged after child gets hold of his gun, fires inside Ikea store

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An Indiana man has been charged after police said he dropped his gun shopping at an Ikea store, which led to a child getting hold of it and pulling the trigger. (KABC)

Police have charged an Indiana man after he dropped his gun while shopping at an Ikea store, which led to a child getting hold of it and pulling the trigger.

Police said the man, 62-year-old Francis T. Wright, was shopping for sofas on Monday when the gun fell from his pocket.

Not long after, a 6-year-old boy found it and fired the gun.

No one was hurt, but the shots startled customers.

Ikea issued an apology and said its stores have a no-weapons policy.

The man who owns the gun has been charged with one count of criminal recklessness.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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