A Texas grandfather, preparing to officiate a wedding in Nebraska, unintentionally injured his 12-year-old grandson. Attempting to fire a warning shot to gather guests, the gun malfunctioned, discharging a blank round filled with black powder that hit the boy in the shoulder.
According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office’s chief deputy, Ben Houchin, 62-year-old Michael Gardner faces potential legal consequences following the misfire from the Pietta 1860 snub nose revolver around 5 p.m. at Hillside Events.
The New York Post highlighted that the round contained black powder sealed with glue. The wedding in Denton, Nebraska, had been delayed due to forgotten wedding rings, leading to dispersed guests. Gardner intended to regather the attendees. Houchin stated, “When he pulled back the gun’s hammer, it slipped, injuring his grandson. We believe the glue from the round caused the injury.”