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Parma man arrested for accidentally firing gun inside Beachwood mall on St. Patrick's Day

Posted at 1:25 PM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 16:30:13-04

A 28-year-old Parma man has been charged after he accidentally fired a gun at Beachwood Place Mall on St. Patrick's Day.

Authorities have charged Brandon C.B. Wood with inducing panic, a fourth-degree felony.

According to police, Wood had just entered the mall through the main entrance when his gun somehow went off. A 17-year-old girl was injured and taken to the hospital, treated and released.

Wood fled the scene but was arrested on Tuesday.

Police said the incident isn't connected to a separate intentional shooting that occurred outside the mall on the same day.