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Owner claims shooting at Billings bar was an accident

One woman taken to hospital
Posted at 10:31 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 16:16:21-05

BILLINGS — The owner of a Billings bar says a weekend shooting at his establishment was an accident.

Michael Morgan, the owner of Shooters Sports Bar, told Q2 News that he heard a woman tell police that she dropped a gun from her purse, and it went off, with the round striking another woman.

A 24-year-old woman was transported to a Billings hospital Saturday, and a 22-year-old woman was arrested, Billings police reported early Sunday morning.

Police did not identify either woman. They also did not return a Q2 message Monday for comment on Morgan's description of events.

Morgan said the woman told police she didn't know the victim