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Police officer’s 2-year-old son fires gun at Wendy’s hurting himself and two women

By Mason White 11:00 AM September 10, 2014
Wendy’s restaurant illustration 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A police officer is under investigation after his son fired his weapon inside a Wendy’s in Florida.

The sheriff’s deputy had the gun in his pocket when his son reached into it and pulled the trigger.

The incident took place while they were waiting in line at Wendy’s in Middleburg.

Sgt. Matthew Magish of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, was not hurt, but his son was hit in the leg. The boy’s grandfather and two women were also hurt from bullet fragments.

According to the officer, he was waiting in the line at Wendy’s with his son and the child’s grandparents when the 2-year-old boy reached into his pocket in search of a snack. That is when the .380 caliber semiautomatic weapon went off.

Luckily, no one was seriously injured and their was no damage to the restaurant.

The gun was not a service weapon. It was a private gun that Sgt. Magish was carrying legally, according to Clay County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Mary Justino.

Sergeant Magish remains in service pending an investigation, Justino said. Sergeant Magish has been with the police department since 2001.