Four people were shot and injured after a gun went off Sunday at a Walmart in Lovejoy, police said.
The shooting occurred about 12:20 p.m. when a customer inside the store along Tara Boulevard shot himself in the leg after mishandling a gun, police said. The bullet then ricocheted, striking three other people, according to authorities.
None of the injuries were life-threatening.
According to police, the armed man, identified as 29-year-old Michael Walton, did not have his gun secured in a holster while it was loaded.
Police said Walton will be charged with reckless conduct and booked into the Clayton County Jail.
In mid-July, two people were arrested after they allegedly kidnapped an 18-year-old woman at the same Walmart, police said.
Witnesses in that incident told Lovejoy officers that they saw a man walk up to a vehicle with a gun, break the car window, drag a woman out and force her into his vehicle at gunpoint. The victim was eventually able to escape near Macon and the suspects were located in Albany.
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