Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Friends don't let friends play chess drunk

Game Of Chess Takes Violent Turn In Greensburg

GREENSBURG (KDKA) ― Police in Westmoreland County are investigating after they say a game of chess ended in gunfire and a bullet nearly hitting a baby.

It happened early this morning in a second-floor apartment along West Otterman Street in Greensburg.

Police say 23-year-old Zachary Luco and another man were drinking and playing chess.

According to authorities, Luco pulled out a gun, and threatened to shoot himself with his 9-month-old son on the floor nearby.

"The victim grabbed for the gun," said Captain George Seranko, of the Greensburg Police Department. "Apparently there was a scuffle, a little bit, and the gun went off. The bullet went down and nearly missed a 9-month-old baby in the kitchen area."

Officials say the victim, identified as Dennis Klein, was shot in the elbow. He continues to recover tonight at a Pittsburgh hospital.

Meantime, Luco is facing several charges including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and recklessly endangering children.

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