2 people shot at high school graduation ceremony in Kansas

  • AP, Augusta, Kansas
  • Updated: May 16, 2016 10:55 IST

Authorities say two people have been wounded at a high school graduation ceremony in southern Kansas after a man with a concealed weapon adjusted a sock he had stuffed a pistol into.

Augusta Police Chief Tyler Brewer said Sunday afternoon that the shooting was accidental and described it as a “knucklehead situation.” The bullet went through the man’s foot and travelled about another 50 feet before striking a woman in her calf. The woman has been released from a Wichita hospital, while the man has been admitted with an injury that’s not life-threatening.

Brewer says the Augusta High School commencement continued after the shooting, with most people unaware of what happened. Brewer says he plans to present the case to prosecutors because it’s illegal to carry a firearm on school grounds.

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