A Burr Ridge man has been charged with unlawful gun possession after his friend was accidentally shot in the stomach by an unregistered gun in the man's home Tuesday night.
Mark H. Reinesto, 57, of the 7600 block of South Hamilton Avenue, Burr Ridge, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition without a firearm owner’s identification (FOID) card, according to a release from the Burr Ridge Police Department. Charges were filed after officers responded at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a 56-year-old man, a friend of Reinesto’s from Willow Springs, getting shot in the abdomen in Reinesto’s home.
“The man said he and Reinesto were looking at a loaded antique gun in Reinesto’s home when he dropped it, and the gun went off, striking him in the stomach,” the police department release reads.
Deputy Chief Marc Loftus said the gun was a .357 revolver.
The victim was transported to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Tuesday night. Loftus said that the last the department heard, he was still awaiting surgery Wednesday.
After being processed, Reinesto was released on bond. The charges against him are Class A misdemeanors, which can bring a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.
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