Police: Rock Hill dad finds gun possibly used in VFW shooting

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 21, 2013 

— A Rock Hill father on Wednesday turned over a loaded gun he found in close proximity to his infant daughter to police, who are now investigating whether the pistol might have been used in a shooting at the VFW this past weekend.

Police met with a 23-year-old man at Innsbrook Commons apartments, who said his girlfriend asked him to pick up some paperwork that she left on the floor beside their bed, according to a Rock Hill Police report. He moved a bag to get to the papers, but noticed the bag was heavy. When he looked inside, he found a pistol.

The man asked his girlfriend why there was a pistol beside their bed, where their 11-month-old daughter could easily get to it. She said she was holding the gun for a friend who gave it to her after an “altercation” at the Main Street VFW on Saturday, the report states.

Police confiscated the gun, noticing that the safety lock was disengaged and a round was still inside the chamber. Police unloaded the pistol and placed it into evidence.

On Saturday, police responded to the VFW after receiving word about a fight and possible shooting during a show not sponsored or organized by members of the VFW. They learned that a man had been hit over the head over the bottle, while another man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

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