Bennington Police: Gun discharge at Chili's an accident

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BENNINGTON — No one was injured, and no charges are being filed after a person's firearm accidentally discharged in a restaurant on Tuesday.

Bennington Police said that at 5:30 p.m. they responded to Chili's Bar and Grill, located at the Hannaford Square, after an employee reported that a person had discharged a firearm inside the restaurant. The person had left by the time the matter was reported.

Police spoke with people at Chili's and were able to identify and locate the person who had the firearm. They were interviewed by police at their home. Police determined the gun fired accidentally and never left its holster. Police said a piece of the person's clothing may have got caught in the trigger guard, engaging the trigger.

— Contact Keith Whitcomb Jr. at 802-447-7567 Ext. 115


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