Legally carried gun accidentally fires at Easter vigil Mass in Altoona.
Police say a gun went off at about 11 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona, Blair County.
Officer Christy Heck says the gun’s safety apparently was not on when the man stood up from kneeling, causing the gun to snag on his pants and fire. The man has a license for the gun and was carrying it legally.
Sgt. Marshall Worling says police and the Blair County district attorney’s office are consulting to determine what, if any, charges the man will face.
The gunshot occurred about 15 minutes before the end of Mass. The bullet lodged in the church’s tile floor.