Game suspended after gun accidentally fired at Rosa Scott School
MADISON — An Edwards woman faces a charge of discharging a firearm within the City Limits of Madison after a concealed firearm she was carrying in her purse was discharged while she was attending a sporting event at Rosa Scott School on Monday.
Investigators said that Kashaun Alexsis McRunells of Edwards, who has an enhanced concealed carry permit that allowed her to possess the firearm at the event, was reaching into her purse to answer her phone when the gun fired.
“The investigator was able to secure the purse and firearm and determined that no citizens were injured,” the Madison Police Department stated in a press release Monday. “School administrators were on scene and suspended the remainder of the game as investigators escorted the female to a secure office inside the school. All spectators peacefully exited the gymnasium as investigators continued interviewing witnesses and notifying appropriate personnel.”
McRunnells received a $500 bond and a court date to appear before Madison Municipal Court regarding the incident.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.