A gun safety class at Utah Valley University certainly had a fresh situation to discuss Monday night.
police academy training cadets on their way to the class were involved
in an accidental shooting, leaving one of the cadets with
According to Melinda Colton, UVU
spokeswoman, the incident occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m. It was
reported there had been an accidental discharge of a firearm at the
Education building on the north end of the campus.
UVU police turned over the investigation to the Orem Police Department.
to Lt. Craig Martinez with Orem police, one of the cadets was showing
off a new handgun to another cadet. The handgun did not have a clip in
it, and the cadet holding the gun was taking it apart.
"The trigger has to be pressed to take the gun apart," Martinez said. "The cadet didn't know there was a round in the gun."
bullet grazed the other cadet's chest. The injured cadet was treated by
fellow cadets until medical personnel arrived on the scene.
The cadet is scheduled to undergo minor surgery today at a local hospital.