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Employee accidentally shot at Sunset Hills Home Depot

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SUNSET HILLS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – An employee at the Sunset Hills Home Depot is recovering after being shot in the bathroom.

A customer's gun discharged and hit an employee around 11:50 a.m. on Sunday. Police have not released the details surrounding the accidental shooting, but they stressed it was an accident.

The employee was treated and released from the hospital hours after the shooting.

Monday morning, police said the person whose gun went off left the store following the incident. They also said they have not identified the individual. 

Home Depot officials released a statement saying “our policy is that we do allow customers to carry firearms into our stores as long as it is in accordance with local law. We do not allow associates (employees) to carry firearms.”

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