An employee at Dick's Cabaret, an all-male strip club in Phoenix, accidentally shot another worker dead while he was unloading a handgun, police say.
At about 7:30 p.m. last night, Gordon Bryan, 32, had been working on a camera fixture when the bullet flew toward him -- just a random, tragic, wrong-place/wrong-time death, apparently. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 24-year-old suspect hasn't yet been named by police or accused of a crime, but you're almost always in the wrong -- ethically, if not legally -- when you shoot an innocent person.
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Still, freak accidents do happen. Police are still investigating.
Clearly, the accidental shooter will have to account for why he failed
to heed the most basic rule of firearm safety: Don't point the gun at
something you don't mean to destroy.