Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gunman aiming for someone else shoots and kills teen

15-year-old Darrell M. stopped by a back-to-school block party near his Chicago, Illinois home. Darrell was standing on the sidewalk when a gunman opened fire on another man during a foot chase. Darrell was shot twice in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the local hospital.
After moving from Tennessee to Chicago, Darrell's mother always took extra precautions to make sure her children were safe. She drove Darrell to school, football practice, and to the block party where he died.
"We tried to keep him away from what's out there," she said. "He didn't go out. He didn't run the streets."
Ohh shoot.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Gun in unintentional shooting was stolen from deputy's unlocked car

Two Florida teens were hanging out, playing video games and playing with a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson. The gun unintentionally went off, shooting 19-year-old Thomas K. in the head. Thomas survived the shooting but was hospitalized and an update of his condition is not available.
18-year-old Madsen H. was arrested and charged as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He faces additional charges of grand theft now that authorities have determined that the gun was stolen from the personal car of an off duty Pasco County deputy. The car was parked in front of the deputy's home and was not locked. A laptop computer was also stolen from the car.
Ohh shoot.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

19-year-old college student dies in unintentional shooting

Gavin M., a 19-year-old student at Midland College in Texas died of an unintentional gunshot wound to the head Friday afternoon. Gavin was in his apartment with two friends when he started messing around with a 38-caliber handgun. The gun went off and shot him in the right temple.
The friends told police the gun was unloaded when they started looking at it, but at some point during the afternoon it was loaded.
A police officer at the scene said it was one of several unintentional shootings he has responded to in his career. "Too many to count and all of them could have been avoided," he said.
Gavin was preparing to resume classes next week. He was studying criminal justice.
Ohh shoot.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Teen shot when gun in his waistband falls and discharges

An 18-year-old Medford, Oregon teen was injured when the .22-caliber handgun he had stuck in the waistband of his pants fell and unintentionally discharged. Carlos B. was getting out his car when the gun fell and fired, hitting him in the leg.
When police recovered the gun they found the serial number had been scratched off. Carlos has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and could face an additional charge of possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Man shot wife while training for robbery scenarios

A Cocoa, Florida couple decided they needed to train for robbery scenarios. During one of the drills the 77-year-old husband pulled a small caliber handgun out of his pocket. The gun unintentionally discharged, shooting his 72-year-old wife in the chest.
The wife was airlifted to a regional medical center where she underwent surgery. She is expected to recover.
The couple have been married for 54 years.
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Man takes deputy's gun during bachelor party, unintentionally shoots officer

A 27-year-old Green Bay, Wisconsin man has been charged in the unintentional shooting of a Sheboygan County deputy during a late night bachelor party.
Davis M. took the deputy's semiautomatic handgun from a shelf at a party where both were drinking. Davis thought the gun was unloaded as he held it at his hip in a cowboy pose. The gun discharged, the bullet striking the deputy in the left hand then passing through his left thigh and lodging in his right thigh.
Davis has been charged with felony second-degree reckless injury.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Judge rules that blind gun collector who shot himself while cleaning his gun can keep his collection

A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled that Steven Hopler, a blind gun collector from Rockaway Township who unintentionally shot himself while cleaning a gun could keep his collection. However, Hopler must keep his six handguns stored in a safe pending a further evaluation of his alcohol use.
Hopler has been allowed to keep his NJ firearms ID card but can only fire his weapons while in the presence of an adult trained in the use of firearms.
After the unintentional shooting prosecutors sought to bar Hopler from owning weapons arguing that he stores his guns in an unsafe manner and that he kept weapons "unsecured throughout his house" and "negligently shot himself."
The judge said he had just been made aware of a 2003 incident in which Hopler pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being ejected from a bar when he was extremely intoxicated. "My concern is whether Mr. Hoples uses alcohol," said the judge.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Stray bullet through wall kills neighbor, body not found for three days

65-year-old Marilyn C. of Del City, Oklahoma was killed when a stray bullet went through her apartment wall. According to police, "a person in the next apartment was messing with a firearm and at some point the firearm was discharged."
The man who fired the shot claims he knocked on Marilyn's door all weekend but got no response. It wasn't until three days later when the gun owner finally asked the apartment manager to check on Marilyn. She was found dead in her apartment.
Ohh shoot.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Man unintentionally shoots friend in the groin.

A New York man was arrested on gun charges after he unintentionally shot a man in the groin outside his Calverton home. Police found several other guns inside Ryan R.'s home. The shooting victim was found lying on the front lawn.
Ryan was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
His friend was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Armed robber unintentionally shot by accomplice

Three armed men tried to rob a group of men playing cards in Houston, Texas. During the holdup, one of the robbers tripped, fell to the ground and unintentionally shot his gun. The bullet hit one of his accomplices in the stomach.
The man is in the hospital in serious condition. The other two robbers got away.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Two Dallas teens killed in separate unintentional shootings

Police responded to an early Friday morning shooting in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. Several teens were gathered in the driveway of a home when one teen was unintentionally shot in the chest. The 15-year-old boy died of his injuries.
Police have not said who owns the guns, who fired the fatal shot or how the accidental shot was fired.
In a separate incident, a 14-year-old girl died after being shot in the head by her 15-year-old brother. The unintentional shooting happened at their home in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. The teens and three other siblings were home alone at the time. Their father was working at a Dallas school district warehouse.
According to a close family friend the father "kept a gun in the house for protection. It's a rough and rugged neighborhood."
Ohh shoot.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Person moving things inside a car unintentionally shoots friend in the back

A group of friends was at a gas station in Montana. One of them was moving things around inside the car. While moving a .243 caliber rifle the gun discharged, striking Michelle B. in the back. Michelle was taken to the hospital in Billings where she is listed in fair condition.
According to police, "We don't like to see these things happen, but they do. I'm just happy that the woman is still with us and it wasn't a homicide."
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Man puts gun down in bathroom stall, shoots two people standing in hallway

A man put a gun down in a bathroom stall in a bar in upstate New York. The gun unintentionally discharged. The bullet went through two walls and hit two people standing in a hallway outside the restroom. First the bullet hit a man in the elbow and then it hit a woman in the midsection. Both were treated and released from a local hospital.
Police are trying to find out who was in the bathroom. But "there were 75 to 100 people in the bar and there were a lot of people running at the time."
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

5-year-old kills twin in IL; 6-year-old shoots self in head in WA; 4-year-old killed in NC

In Chicago 5-year-old twin boys had just taken their bath and were playing before bedtime. They were playing with a gun. Tragically, one brother unintentionally shot and killed the other.
The twin's 17-year-old uncle claims he found the gun, brought it home, but did not know how to work it so just left it lying out.

In Shelton, WA a 6-year-old boy found the key to the gun safe, unlocked the safe, pulled out a pistol, and unintentionally shot himself in the face. An 8-year-old who was also home said the child was looking down the barrel of the gun when it went off. The boy suffered life=threatening injuries and is in the hospital in critical condition.

In Weldon, North Carolina several children were playing upstairs in a home. The children found a loaded rifle and the gun went off after one child tossed it. The shot killed a 4-year-old girl who was in the room.
Police have arrested the girl's 32-year-old uncle and 18-year-old cousin and charged them with, among other things, storing a weapon in a manner accessible by a minor.

Ohh shoot.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Robber unintentionally shoots, kills himself

A gunman trying to rob a Travelodge Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia ended up unintentionally shooting and killing himself. But not before he shot and wounded the hotel clerk in the course of the attempted robbery.
Police watching hotel surveillance video of the incident say that after the robber shot the clerk, when he pulled his gun back, he inadvertently shot and killed himself.
Authorities are still looking for a man believed to be the gunman's accomplice.
Ohh shoot.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

78-year-old man unintentionally shoots self in Arby's parking lot

A 78-year-old man unintentionally shot himself in the leg outside an Arby's in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Police investigating the incident say because it was an accidental shooting no charges will be filed, he will not have his gun confiscated, nor will he be required to take any gun safety course.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shot from off-duty police officer's gun unintentionally wounds three in home mishap

An unintentional shooting in a Idaho residence injured three people, including an adult female, a 2-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy. The gun belonged to a Emmett police officer who was off-duty at the time.
The woman and the 3-year-old were treated and released from the local hospital. The 2-year-old needed to be transported to a hospital in Boise for additional treatment. Fortunately, the injury was not life-threatening.
According to police, the gun discharged one bullet which injured the three people. "It's a rather unusual scenario. We are investigating the path of the bullet."
Ohh shoot.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Man unloading gun shoots self and wife

A 46-year-old New York man was unloading his Glock .40 pistol when he unintentionally shot himself and his wife. The round traveled through the man's hand and then hit his 37-year-old wife who sustained a wound to her thigh.
The couple was treated at the local hospital and released.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Woman whose face was destroyed by unintentional gun shot gets prosthetic face

Chrissy S., a 27-year-old Oregon woman, has received a prosthetic face. It extends from her eyebrows to her upper lip and attaches magnetically to eight titanium implants that surgeons embedded in her in facial bones last winter.
When Chrissy was 16 she was unintentionally shot in the face by one of her friends at point-blank range. She lost her eyesight, cheeks and nose. The special face will give her prosthetic eyes, eyelashes, nose and cheeks. However, she will still have no sense of sight, smell and taste.
Surgeons donated materials and their time because health-insurance companies consider the procedur cosmetic and won't cover it.
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Teenager declared brain dead following unintentional shooting

Two friends were shooting pool. One was making a series of shots, the other was trying to reassemble a pistol he had taken apart earlier in the day. The man with the pistol was trying to force the cylinder rod into the cocked firearm when the gun fired, shooting his friend in the head.
The 19-year-old Chattaroy, Washington man has been declared brain dead following the shooting. The shooter told detectives he had consumer several beers over the course of the day.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mother charged with manslaughter, reckless endangerment of a child, in death of son

At first Lakeisha G. told police that three armed men burst into her apartment and fired the shot that killed her 8-year-old son, Liquarry. But the next day she admitted that Liquarry's 7-year-old cousin unintentionally shot him.
Lakeisha now faces manslaughter charges in the death of her son because prosecutors say "she allowed her 15-year-old son, Jayquan, to keep the loaded handgun that killed the boy in a dresser within easy reach of a child." This "led predictably to the resulting tragic - and entirely preventable - death of her son."
Jayquan has already pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is currently serving time in a youth detention center where he will stay until he is 21.
Ohh shoot.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mom's boyfriend put gun on top of entertainment center, didn't think the kids knew it was there......

Twelve-year-old Darius T. was shot in the chest and killed by his half brother while the two were playing with a 9mm handgun. The gun belonged to Darius' mother's boyfriend.
The boyfriend said he thought the gun was in a safe place because he put it on top of a six foot entertainment center in the living room. He didn't think the kids knew the gun was there.
No charged will be filed in the shooting because attorneys say the gun was able to fire even while the safety was on.
Ohh shoot.

Man falls asleep holding his gun, awakens when he shoots himself

A New York man fell asleep in his recliner with a gun in his lap. According to police, "He was holding his weapon, fell asleep and woke up to a bang." He shot himself in the hand and the leg.
Fortunately, his injuries were not life threatening. He was treated at the local hospital and released.
Ohh shoot.