Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Police shooting at robber also shoot 2-year-old boy and his mother

Florida police officers fired a total of 42 shots at a suspected back robber, killing him but in the process also wounding a 2-year-old boy and his mother. The boy and his mother were in a vehicle that had been carjacked by the suspect. The boy, Daniel, is in the hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his chest and arm. His mother is in fair condition recovering from a gunshot to her foot.
In total, five officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office fired on the vehicle. "I just don't want to try to speculate on why they felt the need to shoot at the suspect while he was in the vehicle," said the Jacksonville Sheriff.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, March 26, 2010

It wasn't a burglar he shot, it was his brother.

A Kentucky man fired a shot at someone he thought was breaking into his mobile home. But it was his brother who was trying to enter the home through a bedroom window.
The brother suffered a single gun shot wound to the neck and was air-lifted to the hospital where he remains in serious condition.
Police said the man fled the scene after the incident but family members insist that the shooting was an accident, saying the two brothers would never intentionally hurt each other.
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Instead of shooting the burglars she shot her friend

A 97-year-old Texas man was shot in the arm by a woman staying at his house when he yelled for help in fending off robbers. The woman grabbed his gun but unintentionally shot him in the arm instead of shooting the alleged robbers.
The man was taken to the hospital and the woman was taken in for questioning. The robbers got away.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Unintentional Shooting at Gun Show

A Colorado man who was "just looking at a gun" at the Tanner Gun Show in Denver was shot in the upper torso when the gun unintentionally discharged. According to witnesses "there was blood all over the floor." The victim is still in the hospital.
This is not the first time the Tanner Gun Show has come under fire. In 2008, a 64-year-old man unintentionally shot himself in the stomach with a handgun in the show's parking lot.
In 1999 three guns used by Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris in the Columbine High School shooting were bought from the Tanner Gun Show. The guns, two shotguns and a TEC-DC9, were purchased from three different private sellers at the show. Because they were private sales no background check was run on Klebold and Harris' friend, Robyn Anderson, who bought the guns for the underage boys.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Driving down the road when a bullet flies through the window

A Texas man was driving down Farm-to-Market 306 when a bullet went through the passenger door window and struck him in the neck.
Police have spoken to two area teenagers who "might have been" firing a gun that night. They are considered possible suspects. It does not appear that the victim was specifically targeted.
The victim was airlifted to a hospital in San Antonio. He has been discharged but the doctors opted to leave the bullet in his neck for the time being.
Ohh shoot.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

One reckless shot fired, two people injured

Two men recently showed up at a Michigan hospital seeking treatment for gun shot injuries. According to police, "It sounds like the shooter was being careless and screwing around with the gun and it went off." One man was handling the gun when it unintentionally fired, sending a bullet through his hand and into his friend's stomach.
The owner of the gun has a concealed weapons permit. The local licensing board will decided whether or not to revoke the owner's permit.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Too embarrassed to admit shooting was unintentional, false reports cost taxpayers thousands of dollars

Two stories, one from Florida, one from Maryland, concerning people who didn't want to admit a shooting was their fault and decided instead to cast the blame elsewhere. The result is a colossal waste of police resources and dollars, all at the expense of taxpayers.
A Florida mother concocted a story about a drive-by shooting in order to cover up the real cause of her daughter's gunshot wounds. The 2-year-old was shot in the hand and thigh by another child during a birthday party. The mother told police the child was a victim of a drive-by shooting. Police spent 130 hours searching for a white Dodge Charger.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office estimated the search cost $2,458.
A Maryland man admitted to making up a story about a home invasion in order to cover up the fact that he accidentally shot himself. The man told police that two men broke into his home and shot him. In an effort to find the home invaders, police brought in a Maryland State Police helicopter and canines. As a precaution, schools in the area were locked down.
Police did not give estimates as to the cost of the extensive search, but did say that "charges will probably be forthcoming" against the man for filing a false report.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Virginia man charged with reckless handling of a firearm

A Virginia man was practicing loading and unloading his shotgun when it unintentionally discharged. The buck shot blew a hole in the gun owner's bedroom, traveled out through the house and into his neighbor's house where is struck a woman who was standing on her deck.
The man has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm and released on $2,500 bail. The same man reportedly shot himself in the foot last year.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another unbelievably stupid move leads to death of 8-year-old

For some unfathomable reason a Pennsylvania father put a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun in a backpack with his 8-year-old son's video games.   The boy unintentionally shot himself and died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child have been filed against the father. In a statement to the press, the District Attorney said, "Leaving a loaded gun in a child's backpack that contains the child's games is inviting trouble. The father may as well have left it in the child's toy chest. The results, as we have seen, are deadly."
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Unbelievably stupid move leads to toddler's death

Three-year-old Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan shot herself to death after mixing up a Wii game controller and a real .380-caliber handgun. Cheyenne's stepfather made the astoundingly careless move of leaving a loaded handgun on a table in the living room. The same room where Cheyenne had been playing a Wii game for days with a realistic looking controller.

According to the police statement, after loading the gun and looking for what he thought was a prowler, the stepfather put the gun on the table and forgot about it.  There is no excuse for his actions.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Two separate groups target shooting in the same woods.........

Two separate groups went into the same area in Johnny Park, Colorado to do some target shooting. Neither knew the other group was there. One group, reportedly firing off an assault rifle, AK variant, unintentionally shot the other group. One person was shot in the abdomen and the other person was hit in the buttocks. Fortunately, neither was seriously injured.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Parents face charges when their children get hold of loaded guns

A California couple pleaded no contest to child abuse and weapons charges stemming from a 2009 incident where their 8-year-old son unintentionally shot and killed their 2-year-old daughter. The boy was playing unsupervised with a 9mm handgun in his parents' bedroom when the shooting occurred.
The child was reasonably familiar with guns and was able to retrieve the gun, get a magazine and load the gun. A police investigation concluded the home was an unsafe environment for the children because of unsecured weapons. In addition to the 9mm handgun they seized a .40 caliber handgun, an assault rifle, and other weapons that did not function.

A Virginia mother was sentenced to 10 years for felony child neglect that resulted in a serious injury for a 2008 incident where her 7-year-old son unintentionally shot her 5-year-old son with a handgun he found sitting on top of the television in her bedroom.
The mother testified that she had found the gun in the kitchen while reaching for something on a high shelf. She put the gun on the TV in her bedroom, closed the bedroom door and told her children not to go in that room. Police also removed a second handgun from the home.
The child was shot in the cheek and has since recovered from the incident, although the bullet remains in his face.
Ohh shoot.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

NRA instructor unintentionally shoots student

An Orlando, Florida NRA gun instructor unintentionally shot one of his students in the foot during a class on carrying a concealed weapon. The bullet went through the table before hitting the 50-year-old student in the foot.
The class, intended to help qualify students to receive a concealed weapons permit, was held at a local church. It was the first class of its kind there.
"We won't be having anything like that in our church in the future," said the church's communications director.
This is not the first time a gun demonstration gone wrong has made the news in Orlando. In 2004, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration shot himself in the foot with a .40-caliber Glock handgun while talking to schoolchildren about gun safety.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Repeat after me "a gun is not a toy"

A Texas teenage boy unintentionally shot himself while sitting in a pickup truck with three other people. The others in the truck say the victim was playing with his brother's gun when it went off. There is no word on the teen's condition.
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Deputy sheriff unintentionally shoots wife.

A Minnesota deputy sheriff unintentionally shot his wife in the thigh while checking to see if a hunting rifle was unloaded. The couple were returning from early morning deer hunting and because they have little children wanted to double check that the rifle was unloaded before they brought it home.
According to the sheriff's department the deputy had the gun on his lap and while checking it his pinky or part of his clothing hit the trigger. His wife was struck in her thigh.
The deputy faces possible misdemeanor charges including recklessly handling a gun.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Tale of Two Concealed Weapons Permit Holders

A Florida concealed weapons permit holder put his Glock handgun in his truck console in order to enter a post office where firearms are not allowed. Later that day he sent his two sons out to the truck to get his coat and hat. Instead, the boys found the gun. The 10-year-old boy shot and killed his 11-year-old brother. The boy ran inside screaming he had accidentally shot his brother. The father raced outside to his other son. "I knelt down to see if there was life. There wasn't," the father said.


An Ohio man shot and killed a woman in what authorities called "carelessness with a firearm and alcohol." 26-year-old Matthew Culbertson had been drinking at a friend's house when, according to police he went outside and loaded a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun (for which he had a concealed weapons permit), fired a few rounds and went back inside.
Authorities say Culbertson pointed the gun at four different people in jest. When 22-year-old Jerri Vernon asked if the gun was loaded Culbertson pointed the gun at her, said "Let's see" and pulled the trigger. The gun fired a bullet into Jerri's abdomen. She later died of her injuries.
Authorities have now charged Culbertson with "felony murder." In an attempt to show that Culbertson was knowledgeable about firearms and clearly understood the dangers of pointing a gun at someone authorities searched his home looking to collect evidence "directly or indirectly related to the operation, knowledge, education, training, courses, classes or certificates of firearms."
In addition to seizing two more guns police also confiscated a membership card in Gun Owners of America, various shooting awards, a target, and several books, including "NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting."
Ohh shoot.