Man accidentally shoots self at KUAF radio station in downtown Fayetteville

KUAF is located at 9 S. School Ave. across from the Fayetteville Public Library.


A man accidentally shot himself in the hand inside the University of Arkansas’ KUAF radio station building on Friday.

According to UA officials, a work-study student employed at KUAF wounded his hand a little after 12:30 p.m. when a handgun he had in his day pack discharged. The student was in the station’s breakroom, and no one else at the station was injured. The student’s wounds were described as non-life-threatening.

University police received a call about the shooting at 12:36 and responded to the scene by 12:42, according to a statement on the university’s website. Fayetteville police also responded to the incident. The pistol was described by police as one designed to fire .410 shotgun shells.

According to the statement, the student was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center for non-life-threatening wounds to his hand.

KUAF is located at 9 S. School Ave. in downtown Fayetteville across from the Fayetteville Public Library.

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