Friday, April 30, 2010

He had only bought the gun two hours earlier.......

A Virginia man bought a 9mm handgun. Two hours later while he was trying to clear the chamber he unintentionally discharged the gun. The bullet went through his apartment wall and into his neighbor's apartment. A 14-year-old girl lying on her bed heard the gunshot and saw a picture hanging on her wall break. The bullet was later found on her floor.
The bullet went through three walls and hit a fourth. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Virginia does not require any gun safety training when purchasing a firearm.
Ohh shoot.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Driver shot in chest by stray bullet

A Florida pizza delivery man was shot in the chest while making deliveries. While driving he felt his chest hurt. He then noticed that he was shot and bleeding.
Police believe the shooting was random and are working to locate the exact scene of the shooting. "Until they can locate the scene, they won't be able to track down trajectory or anything," said the police spokesperson.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"When we heard gunfire, she dropped to the floor. She fell right beside me."

A 38-year-old Kansas City, Missouri mother of four was killed when she was hit by a stray bullet inside her townhouse. Helen Ragan was at home with her husband and four sons when the shooting happened. She was talking with her husband when the bullet struck her. Bullets also went through the next-door neighbor's town house.
Police believe there was gunfire on the street in front of the townhouses and that Ragan was not the intended target. They said either there had been a gun battle in the street or someone had been shooting at the building or someone else inside.
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Restaurant employee dies following unintentional shooting

An employee of a Mexican restaurant in Canal Fulton, Ohio was the victim of an unintentional shooting. 25-year-old Alejandro Martinez was shot in the left shoulder and later died at Mercy Medical Center.
Police were called as the restaurant was closing just after seven p.m. Sunday night. They have deemed the shooting accidental but arrested two other restaurant employees. Martinez was shot by his 20-year-old co-worker, who was charged with reckless homicide and possession of a firearm in a liquor establishment. A second suspect was arrested on a felony charge of tampering with evidence after trying to conceal the gun.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Man tells police he is sorry for shooting his brother's finance

A South Carolina man apologized for fatally shooting his brother's finance. He told police that the finance had asked to see the revolver. He unloaded the gun but didn't see there was still a round in the chamber. The gun fired while he was attempting to uncock the gun, hitting the woman in the back of the head.
The woman's father asked police to set bail as high as possible, noting that the defendant "has a habit of playing with guns."
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

14-year-old shoots friend while playing with a gun

A 14-year-old Mississippi girl unintentionally shot and killed her 14-year--old friend while playing with a gun. The boy died from a gunshot to the head.
Police are trying to determine how the girl got the gun. She was one of several teens at her house who had played with the gun. The girl's mother was not home because she was in jail.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Boy trips, shoots dad in stomach

A father and son were target shooting in Idaho. The boy, 15, was walking when he tripped. As he fell he unintentionally discharged the .22 pistol he was carrying. The bullet hit his 43-year-old father in the stomach.
The father was airlifted to a hospital in Boise.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

83-year-old arrested in accidental shooting

An 83-year-old California man was arrested after a loaded gun in his gym bag unintentionally fired a shot in a 24 Hour Fitness gym. Police said the man had a handgun inside his gym bag that accidentally fired a shot into the wall of the men's locker room at the gym.
The man was arrested and charged with suspicion of willful discharge of a firearm in a negligent manner, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, and carrying a loaded firearm in public.
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Open carry advocate shoots ceiling at local Walmart

30-year-old David Walter strolled into his local Walmart with a semi-automatic handgun in a holster strapped to his hip. (He was also wearing an Arizona Department of Corrections shirt. According to the Department he had never worked for them, but had once attended two weeks of a longer training session.)
Witnesses said as Walter walked through the store he repeatedly messed with his gun, taking it in and out of the holster, taking the magazine in and out of the handgun. As he stood in the checkout lane he again pulled the gun from his holster. The magazine fell to the floor and when he inserted it back into the gun the gun discharged, firing a round into the ceiling.
It should be noted that Walter broke no law by walking into Walmart with a gun openly visible on his hip. In fact, some form of open carry is legal in over 40 states.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Man waiting in car at gas station unintentionally shoots self

A 21-year-old Michigan man shot himself in the leg while his family was stopped at a local gas station. The man was sitting in the backseat of his father's pick-up truck while his father was pumping gas when he unintentionally shot himself with his father's 40-caliber Glock handgun.
The father rushed his son to the local hospital were he is listed in good condition. Both father and son have licenses to carry a concealed weapon.
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Two boys find a loaded rifle.......

11-year-old Hunter and his 13-year-old cousin were playing in the barn, waiting to go on an Easter egg hunt. The two found a rifle and the 13-year-old unintentionally shot Hunter in the arm. The bullet went through his arm and into his side. Less than five hours later, Hunter was dead.
According to a North Carolina Sheriff, the gun's owner won't face charges because the rifle was not found in the house. However, it is possible the 13-year-old could face charges pending the outcome of the investigation.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Two injured in unintentional highway shooting

A man playing with a gun in a car on Utah Interstate 15 unintentionally shot himself and the man driving the car. The two are students at Brigham Young University and were going to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints General Conference.
The shot from the Glock handgun hit the shooter in the left hand and the driver in the forearm. The driver pulled the car over and waited for emergency services to arrive.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Pipe bomb found by police responding to accidental shooting

Texas sheriffs responding to a call of an accidental shooting found more than just a wounded teenage boy.
A 14-year-old male was shot in the leg with a 12-gauge shotgun. He was transported to a San Antonio hospital.
Authorities continuing their investigation also found a pipe bomb at the home.
They cleared the area and brought in the bomb squad to deal with the explosive device.
The sheriff said there was only the one pipe bomb and no other bombs or explosive materials were found.
Ohh shoot.