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Gunman accidentally shot himself before pistol whipping man at McDonald’s, per LMPD

A Thursday evening shooting at a McDonald's near Bashford Manor is being investigated by LMPD.
A Thursday evening shooting at a McDonald's near Bashford Manor is being investigated by LMPD.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Aug. 26, 2021 at 6:16 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2021 at 7:40 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An argument between two men at a McDonald’s near Bashford Manor ended with one of them in the hospital facing criminal charges.

Around 5:30 p.m., Louisvile Metro Police Department officers were called to the fast food restaurant in the 3300 block of Bardstown Road near Costco on a shooting call, according to LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley. Officers found a man who had been shot and learned he accidently shot himself after drawing a gun on a second man he was arguing with.

Witnesses told investigators he then pistol whipped the second man, who ended up with minor injuries.

The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment, but his injury is not serious, Smiley said. He is facing criminal charges.

Those with information are asked to call the LMPD Anonymous Tip Line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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