A man was shot during breakfast at a Cracker Barrel in Sandford.
The Cracker Barrel off I-4 near State Road 46 was closed down for hours as deputies investigated the cause for the shooting.
“This is ridiculous what they’re doing and this is a priority they should take away the guns,” said Ashok Soni, a businessman in the area.
People who live and work near the restaurant are stunned this happened in an area surrounded by hotels and restaurants.
“I mean, that’s the thing … The media exposes these types of things but there’s got to be a reason behind it. Nobody just shoots somebody for no reason,” Luis Hernandez, a Seminole County resident said.
However according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, there was no malicious intent behind the shooting; it was completely accidental.
A spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said a customer was on his way to the register to pay for his meal when his legally carried firearm fell from his holster onto the floor, discharged one round and struck a man in the lower leg. The injury was non-life threatening and the man was transported to a local hospital.
Soni, who owns a store on the same street, says that with the current policies on gun control he can’t help but feel threatened.
“This is a very serious issue. I mean I am from Canada originally and nobody has guns over there … So it’s much more peaceful than here,” Soni added.
The sheriff’s office has decided not to press any criminal charges. The Cracker Barrel is now up and running again.