MERKEL, Texas -

Two people were shot in a Merkel motel room Thursday night.

The shooting happened at the Scottish Inn on Interstate 20. Police tell KTXS a man was showing another man a gun when it went off. It went through a man's side and struck a woman behind him.

Police believe it was an accident.

Merkel police are investigating. The two injured were taken to Hendrick Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.