Police investigating minor shooting incident

Homer Police are investigating a shooting incident in which a man suffered a minor gunshot wound. According to police reports, at 6:20 a.m. Sept. 17, police responded to a report of a gunshot wound at a Pioneer Avenue address. No one was transported to the hospital. Two men were handling a handgun they thought was unloaded when it went off, said Homer Police Chief Mark Robl.

“Gun safety rule No. 1,” Robl said. “The gun is always loaded!”

The victim suffered minor shrapnel wounds in his leg after the gun went off and the bullet hit the concrete floor, Robl said. No charges have been filed. Police did arrest Maryah Showalter, 23, a woman who happened to be at the scene, on an outstanding warrant.