Thursday, October 22, 2015

Gunfight at the OK Corral Re-enactment Unintentionally Uses Live Rounds, Wounds Actor

Tom Carter and Ken Curtis have been members of the Tombstone Vigilantes group for more than ten years.  The group re-enacts the historic gunfight at the OK Corral for tourists in Tombstone, Arizona.

But Sunday, the re-enactment went terribly wrong when the gun Tom Carter fired unintentionally contained live ammunition.  One of the bullets Carter fired struck Ken Curtis in the upper-groin area. Curtis was flown to the hospital in Tucson for treatment.

At least two other rounds struck businesses approximately 680 feet from the skit.  One of the bullets caused shrapnel to hit a female bystander.  She was not seriously injured and refused treatment.

Law officials have ordered the Tombstone Vigilante group to stop future re-enactments while the incident is being investigated.  

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gun falls out of woman's purse, discharges, injures woman nearby

A woman was checking her mother out of Christus Outpatient Pavilion in Beaumont, TX. She reached into her purse to grab some paperwork and a small caliber pistol fell out.  When the gun hit the floor it discharged.  The bullet went through a wall and hit another patient in the hip.

A police spokesperson said the injury was not life threatening and that the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Christus issued a statement that read, in part:
Handguns are strictly prohibited on all CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System campuses, as safety for our staff and patients is always a top priority. We are thankful for the rapid response of our teams and will continue to provide ongoing support to our staff as needed. We are working with law enforcement on the ongoing investigation.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Woman almost hit by bullet fired by 3-year-old in neighboring apartment

Police say a 3-year-old child in Peru, Indiana unintentionally discharged a handgun. The bullet went through the wall into a neighbor's apartment.

The woman in the apartment told police she heard a bang and saw drywall flying towards her. Luckily, she was not injured.

The child's mother told police the gun belonged to her finance and that he usually kept the gun in a drawer by the bed with the chamber cleared but he had been in a hurry that morning and left the gun loaded and unlocked on the nightstand.

The Miami County Department of Child Services was called to investigate the incident.