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Police: Two injured in Merkel motel gun accident

Published On: Jan 30 2014 09:27:21 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 31 2014 12:22:49 PM CST
MERKEL, Texas -

Two people were shot in a Merkel motel room Thursday night.

The shooting happened at the Scottish Inn on Interstate 20. Police tell KTXS a man was showing another man a gun when it went off. It went through a man's side and struck a woman behind him.

Police believe it was an accident.

Merkel police are investigating. The two injured were taken to Hendrick Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.