In a lawsuit filed July 11 against Wade's Eastside Guns, attorneys for the man contend he was hit in the arms after a bullet fired by another Wade's customer blew through a divider separating two shooting booths.
According to the lawsuit, the offending customer was firing a Smith & Wesson pistol that was "rather new" to him in a neighboring lane at Wade's range. As the man raised his arms to shoot, the other customer accidentally fired through the foam lane divider.
The 9 mm bullet struck the man in the right arm, powered through it, then tore through his left arm as well, leaving him seriously injured, according to the lawsuit.
Writing the court, attorneys for the injured man contend Wade's failed to protect its customer.
"Wade's did not screen gun range customers for basic knowledge of safe gun operation," attorneys Susannah Carr and Ian Birk told the court. "No safety rules were posted in the shooting lanes."
The attorneys went on to fault Wade's for failing to install durable partitions between the shooting booths.
Wade's did not return requests for comment Monday.
In addition to the shooting range, the injured man has sued the other customer. Neither has yet responded to the lawsuit, which is filed in King County Superior Court.