Concealed handgun allegedly fired unintentionally at youth baseball game in Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Pilot & Today
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A man carrying a concealed handgun allegedly fired an accidental shot into the ground beneath the bleachers at a youth baseball game Friday afternoon.
Just before 4:30 p.m., Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were dispatched to the north baseball field at Ski Town Park off Pine Grove Road for a report of shots fired.
Allegedly, a 37-year-old Wyoming man who had a concealed-carry permit unintentionally fired a single shot from a small, semi-automatic handgun into the dirt beneath the bleachers.
He received a summons for two misdemeanor charges — disorderly conduct for firing a weapon and reckless endangerment.
The man was compliant with requests to leave the area of the baseball game. The game, part of a Triple Crown youth tournament, continued after the incident. The man was in town supporting one of the baseball teams.
Minturn is the latest local government to seek to change its laws in an effort to keep tobacco and nicotine products out of the hands of teens.