Man suffers eye injury after gun accidentally discharges at hotel in Beaumont

A man suffers eye injuries after his gun accidentally discharges in his bag at a hotel in Beaumont early Sunday morning.

BEAUMONT - A firearm sounding off in the early morning hours of Sunday had first responders swarming a popular hotel in Beaumont.

Beaumont police say the commotion was due to the accidental discharge of a gun at the MCM Elegante hotel in the 2300 block of Interstate 10.

Around 1:30 a.m. the man was moving his bag containing the gun when it fell. The gun hit a piece of furniture in the room and went off. The man was grazed in the eye area.

Beaumont Fire Rescue tells us he was taken to Christus Southeast Texas Hospital St. Elizabeth for treatment

Officers cleared the scene within an hour of the initial call.

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