Police say a firearm instructor could face charges after he accidentally discharged his weapon and shot a student during a training class Saturday.
The victim was struck in both legs by a single bullet.
Livonia Police Detective Capt. Robert Nenciarini said the shooting occurred about 4 p.m. Saturday at Firearm Exchange, a gun range and shot at 30305 Schoolcraft in Livonia.
The 44-year-old firearms instructor from Farmington Hills was conducting a training class for people hoping to obtain concealed pistol licenses. Another class was underway next door, Nenciarini said.
“I don’t know what he was demonstrating … but he pulled his gun out of its holster, pointed it at the door separating the two classrooms and fired a round,” the police captain said.
The bullet from a 9-millimeter handgun struck a 39-year-old Detroit man in the leg. The bullet exited and then struck his other leg. Police say he was hospitalized and the injuries weren’t fatal.
The instructor wasn’t arrested, but the investigation will likely be presented to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for possible charges.
“I’m expecting some sort of negligent discharge of a weapon or something,” Nenciarini said Thursday.