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Man charged in bowling alley shooting

Posted November 20, 2008 12:53 p.m. EST
Updated November 20, 2008 9:48 p.m. EST

— A Fayetteville man has been charged after his gun went off in a bowling alley on Tuesday, wounding him and three others, authorities said Thursday.

David Michael Thomas, 25, of 4910 Cottonwood Drive, was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.

Thomas, a security guard, visited B & B Bowling Lanes, at 3003 Fort Bragg Road, late Tuesday and was trying to clear or unload his handgun when it went off, authorities said.

The bullet hit Thomas in the hand and grazed the right arm of Rae Ann Cox, 25, authorities said. Bullet fragments then hit Robert Kusmierek, 45, in the back and Michael Dodson, 27, in the right thigh, authorities said.

None of the wounds was life-threatening, authorities said.