Gun-in-sock nut shoots 2 at school

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TWO peo­ple were shot ac­ci­den­tally dur­ing a high school grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony af­ter a gun hid­den in a man’s SOCK went off.

The un­named gun nut, 37, con­cealed the small weapon as he went into Hil­lier Sta­dium.

Po­lice Chief Tyler Brewer, di­rec­tor of pub­lic safety in Au­gusta, said: “An in­di­vid­ual sit­ting on the south­ern por­tion of the sta­dium had brought this gun in.

“It was in his sock. It was un­com­fort­able for him. He went to ad­just his sock and the weapon went off – strik­ing him in the foot.”

The bul­let ric­o­cheted 50 feet and hit the leg of a 28-year-old woman that was sit­ting un­der­neath the me­dia box.

Both peo­ple were taken to a lo­cal hospi­tal, where they were treated for non-threat­en­ing in­juries.

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