Bar fight leads to accidental shooting, police say

Published: Sep. 22, 2014 at 1:38 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2014 at 1:38 AM EDT
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The glass remains broken where a man was thrown through a window during a bar fight.
The glass remains broken where a man was thrown through a window during a bar fight.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police say a large bar fight spilled into the street early Sunday morning, resulting in an accidental shooting which sent a man to the hospital.

Alicia Smiley, a spokeswoman for the Louisville Metro Police Department, said a man was thrown through a window during a brawl at Happy Endings bar on 4th Street. He went to his car to get a gun, Smiley said, which went off accidentally when he was hit in the head.

The bullet struck a man in a nearby car, who was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

The man with the gun took a friend to the hospital then returned to the scene and cooperated with a police investigation, Smiley said.

Police are still trying to identify all parties involved, and the investigation is ongoing.

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