Police say a man was legally carrying the gun but removed its holster to show off a tattoo. Someone else grabbed the gun and accidentally fired it.

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SEATTLE (AP) — A 21-year-old man is under arrest after an accidental shooting in rural Washington state wounded a woman and a toddler.

Detectives say people at a party Saturday night in Thurston County were passing around a gun and it fired. KOMO-TV reports a bullet hit a woman’s pelvis and went through the leg of the one-year-old baby she was carrying.

They were hospitalized in stable condition.

The sheriff’s office says a partygoer had a concealed-carry permit for the weapon, which was holstered to his waist. He removed the holstered gun so that he could take off his pants to show off a tattoo when another man removed the gun.

Deputies say he was trying to show off the gun when it went it off.

Detectives say marijuana, alcohol and ecstasy were involved.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/