PORTAGE -- Two college students heading to Salt Lake City were hurt when a gun discharged inside their vehicle near the Utah-Idaho border.
Four male students from Brigham Young University-Idaho were traveling south on Interstate 15 to attend the LDS General Conference in Salt Lake City, authorities say.
Around noon, in the front passenger seat, a man identified as Sterling Glines, 24, of Arizona, was examining his .40-caliber Glock.
The vehicle had just crossed the border into Utah, and Glines reportedly was explaining how the gun wouldn't fire if the slide was pushed back when the weapon discharged a single shot.
The bullet went through Glines' left hand and hit the forearm of the driver, identified as Ben Baugh, 23, of American Fork. The bullet also struck the driver's side door just below the window.
One of the men called 911.
Glines and Baugh were taken to Bear River Valley Hospital in Tremonton. The injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening, said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry.
Authorities say Glines has a concealed weapons permit issued by Arizona. The other two men in the car, a 21-year-old man from Pocatello, Idaho, and a 23-year-old man from Tooele, were not hurt.
UHP is investigating.