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Feb 17, 2016 4:06 PM

Bedford police urge gun safety after man is accidentally shot

BEDFORD - Police are asking residents to be careful when handling guns after a resident was struck, but not injured, by a stray bullet last month.

Police were called to the Irving gas station, 4 Technology Drive, the afternoon of Jan. 16, in response to a report of a person struck by a BB gun.

Police said the investigation turned up a .40 caliber bullet, which may have been the culprit.

Police believe the bullet was fired from some distance away, but were unable to determine where the bullet was fired from.

They believe the act was accidental.

“Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt this time, but the careless use of firearms can have tragic consequences,” Bedford Police Chief John Bryfonski said. “We are asking residents to use extreme caution and follow all safety precautions when handling or discharging firearms, as accidents happen too easily and too often.”

Anyone with information about this incident or questions about New Hampshire gun laws should contact Bedford Police at 472-5113.

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