Police officials in Benton are piecing together information stemming from a shooting that left a bullet lodged in a personâ€™s buttocks.
Details listed in a report at the Benton Police Department were scant, but officers were dispatched at 9:14 a.m. Monday to 611 N. Summit Ave. to investigate a report of a â€śpossible accidental shooting.â€ť The police report indicates that the victim had been â€śaccidentally shot in the buttocks by his friend.â€ť The gun used in the shooting was a .380 caliber Ruger handgun.
Two meetings that were scheduled to take place today have been canceled.
The Bryant School Board meeting has be rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Professional Development Center.
The Benton Street & Drainage Committee meeting that was scheduled to take place tonight at 6 p.m. has also been canceled.
Click the link below for images of downtown Benton's winter wonderland, taken Monday morning by staff writer Joe Phelps.