CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) — Police in Chaska say that three in-laws were accidentally shot by other family members in two separate incidents, one of which happened during a game of Monopoly.
Officers say the first incident they responded to a number of days ago involved a man accidentally shooting his father-in-law in the foot with a handgun.
Police say alcohol was not involved and the entire incident was due to “negligent weapon handling.”
Then, this past weekend, officers said they responded to another shooting involving the family. This time, the father-in-law was apparently mishandling his handgun and shot himself in the hand while they were playing a board game.
The bullet, after passing through his hand, then struck his wife in the stomach, police said.
The son-in-law involved in the prior incident took them both to the 212 Medical Center, where his father- and mother-in-law were then transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center.
Again, officers say alcohol does not appear to have been involved in the second shooting.
Chaska Police said the events in tandem serve as a reminder to always respect firearms, don’t “play with them,” and keep them unloaded and locked.