Police look for owner of gun that fired inside store

Published 10:18 am Monday, December 14, 2015

FRIDLEY — No one was hurt when a gun fired inside a Target store in Fridley. But, police want to find the gun owner.

Authorities said surveillance video shows the handgun slipping from a man’s waistband near a checkout line Sunday evening. The gun fired and a bullet bounced off the floor and hit the ceiling.

Shoppers said the man immediately left the store after the gun went off. Troy Browns said he was about 50 to 60 feet away when the shot was fired. Brown said everyone just stood in place looking shocked.

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The company’s website said it doesn’t ban customers from carrying guns inside their stores. But, Target issued a statement last year that “respectfully” ask customers not to bring firearms in its stores.