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Police: Boy Accidentally Shoots Dad, Self At OKC Bass Pro Shops

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OKLAHOMA CITY -

A young boy accidentally shot his father and himself Saturday night, when he got his hands on the father's loaded gun at the Bass Pro Shops in downtown Oklahoma City.

According to police, the incident happened in the men's dressing room when the father was trying on a waist-band holster.

The father said he took his gun and holster off and put them on the bench in the dressing room. And his son, who was sitting on the bench at that time, got a hold of the gun and it went off.

The father said he grabbed the gun, threw it on the ground, and yelled for someone to call 911.

According to police, the dad suffered a gunshot wound and a graze type of wound to his leg. His son received a gunshot wound to his knuckle on his thumb.

Both the man and his son were transported to the hospital. They are expected to be okay.

No one was arrested in the case. Police said the father does have a Texas concealed carry license.

Statement from Bass Pro Shops Director of Communications Tammy Sapp:

"Bass Pro Shops is committed to our customers' well-being should an emergency arise. This is why each Bass Pro Shops store has a dedicated operations support department and a manger on duty every hour that a store is open. In the event of an emergency, our protocol requires immediately contacting the appropriate first responder. In addition, we strive to maintain good working relationships with local first responders in markets where we operate."

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