Police say a handgun discharged in its holster at a bowling alley Friday night, delivering a nonlife-threatening injury to a man who'd come to bowl with the owner of the gun.

According to charges filed against the gun owner, firearms are not permitted in the liquor and entertainment establishment.

Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier said the shooting took place before midnight Friday at the Strike Zone bowling alley at 1222 Whipple Ave. NW. Trace Blakeney, 24, of Cleveland, was transported to Mercy Hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot.

Police say Spencer Andrew Webler-Norman, 23, of Canton, had a valid concealed handgun license. An early investigation determined that while attempting to adjust his holstered gun, it when off, striking Blakeney. The men had come to the bowling alley together, authorities said.

After the incident, Webler-Norman stayed at the bowling alley where police arrested him. Believed to be under the influence of alcohol at the time, Webler-Norman was charged with negligent assault, a third degree misdemeanor; tampering with evidence, a third degree felony; illegal possession of a firearm in a liquor establishment, a fifth degree felony; using a weapon while intoxicated, a first degree misdemeanor; and discharge of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises, a forth degree misdemeanor.

Stark County sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by Perry Township police and the Canton Township Fire Department. Eyewitnesses or anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call 330-430-3800 to help authorities in the matter.