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Stripes employee accidentally fires handgun, bullet strikes two other employees

The two women, who are also Stripes employees, were treated for their injuries at Shannon and released Thursday afternoon.
Credit: Randall Case

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Two Stripes employees were struck by a bullet that bounced off the store's floor after another employee accidentally discharged a handgun in the store.

According to a press release from the San Angelo Police Department, at approximately 12:45 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to Stripes at 802 E. 19th St. in reference to a shooting victim.

When the arrived on scene, they found two female Stripes employees with non-life threatening injuries from a single fragmented bullet. Officers learned another Stripes employee, Kamron Ransom, had an accidental discharge of his 9mm handgun and the bullet struck the floor of the business.

The bullet fragmented when it hit the floor and hit one of the women on the back portion of both her legs and the other woman on her left arm and her legs.

Both women were transported to Shannon Medical Center downtown to receive treatment for their injuries as the officers on scene detained Ransom pending further investigation.

The department’s Criminal Investigations Division as well as the Crime Scene Division went to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Both victims received treatment for their injuries and were released prior to the conclusion of this investigation.

Ransom was taken into custody for city warrants, as well as discharging a firearm within the city limits.

Criminal Investigations Division detectives advised that additional charges for Ransom may be forthcoming.