Man charged after child finds gun in a church gym and accidentally fires it

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – A man is charged after police say a child got a hold of a loaded gun the man left out in a church gym Saturday.

Giovanni Dallas is charged with unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, prohibited weapons, and reckless endangerment.   

It happened at the family center of World Overcomers Church at the corner of Winchester and Kirby.

Officers say the boy went over to get a basketball by the bleachers and found the gun. When he picked the gun up, it went off.

Officers found out the gun belonged to Dallas, and say he didn’t have a handgun carry permit.

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