One person was taken to Mercy Hospital after a bullet came through his ceiling and struck him in the chest.

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Police responded to 1301 Hoffman on Des Moines’ east side just after 8:30 Friday night on reports that someone was shot in the chest.

Police say 19-year-old Chad Ashley was handling a handgun upstairs in the apartment abd accidently fired into the floor.  The bullet traveled through the floor and struck 34-year-old T Juane Butts in the apartment below in the chest.

Butts was taken to Mercy Hospital where he was treated and released.

Police say they don’t believe Ashley intended to shoot anyone.  He is charnged with reckless use of a fire arm.


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