23-year-old Scotty Scruggs, of Louisville, Kentucky, unintentionally fired a shot from his .40-caliber Glock that went through the floor of his apartment into the apartment below. The bullet narrowly missed hitting the occupant of the apartment.
Scruggs left the scene after the incident, which happened around 10:30 in the morning, and did not check on his neighbor. He later turned himself into police and was charged with wanton endangerment.
Later in the week,just a few miles away, 44-year-old Charles Hatchell, also of Louisville, was cleaning his gun when he unintentionally discharged the weapon, sending a bullet through the floor into the apartment below. The bullet almost hit a man sitting at his dining room table.
Hatchell admitted to drinking earlier in the evening. Police found the gun under his bed. Hatchell also neglected to check on his neighbor, telling police he was afraid of what he might find.
Hatchell was charged with wanton endangerment and tampering with evidence.