Gun accidentally discharges inside home, bullet hits passing driver

(KBTX-TV photo)

BRYAN, Texas (KWTX) A bullet from a gun that discharged accidentally inside a home in Bryan passed through a wall and struck a passing driver Friday afternoon, leaving the 71-year-old man seriously injured.

The injured driver was taken to CHI St. Joseph Hospital after the freak accident, police said.

Officers responded at around 3:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a shooting in the 200 block of North Coulter Drive.

They determined a resident of the home when cleaning a gun when it accidentally discharged, police said.

The driver it struck was able to pull over to the side of the road.

His passenger was not struck by the bullet, but did receive minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital, police said.

“All parties are cooperating with the investigation and it appears to be accidental,” police said in a Facebook post.