Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dropped gun kills woman in Illinois

59-year-old Lawana H. of Equality, Illinois died when a gun was dropped in her home, discharged upon hitting the ground and sent a single bullet into her lower back. Lawana was declared dead at the scene. The autopsy revealed that the bullet entered her lower back, traveled through her left lung, up through her neck and lodged in her jaw.
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Man sitting in his backyard hit by stray bullet

A man sitting in his backyard in Sequim, Washington was injured when a bullet came at a steep downward angle and shot him in his nose, entering the top right of his nose and traveling down to the bottom left side. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
The sheriff believes the bullet was fired by a woman and two men shooting clay pigeons in a field about half a mile from where the man was shot.
"It appears they didn't know (someone had been shot)," said the sheriff, "It is so important that people check their backstop when shooting and not try and shoot over it. Bullets will go amazingly far."
Ohh shoot.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lunch interrupted by unintentional gunshot at popular New Orleans' restaurant

A gunshot interrupted lunch at Galatoire's restaurant on Bourbon Street in New Orleans' French Quarter. The shot occurred when a woman's purse fell to the floor in the foyer of the restaurant. When the bag hit the floor a handgun concealed inside the purse fired, sending a bullet into a nearby wall. Thankfully, no one was injured.
When the commotion calmed down the restaurant continued serving lunch.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Florida State University student unintentionally shot himself in the head

20-year-old Jason K., a student at Florida State University, died after unintentionally shooting himself in the head. According to Jason's mother her son was playing with his roommate's gun when it fired, striking him in the head.
"It was kids messing around with a gun," she said, "It was a senseless act. They thought the safety was on."
Ohh shoot.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

9-year-old gets hold of undercover cop's gun, unintentionally injures brother

A 9-year-old Orange County, Florida boy was sitting in the backseat of an undercover officer's unmarked black SUV. The officer, who is also a football coach, was taking the boys to practice. When he left the boys alone in the car the boy reached into a bag in the front seat and took the officer's gun out of the bag. He thought the gun was unloaded. A neighbor on the porch heard the shot go off and says the younger brother immediately started saying he was sorry.
The wounded brother suffered a gunshot wound to the hand. He was taken to the local hospital where he was treated and released.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Two men unintentionally shot in Walmart parking lot

Two men in their 20s were sitting in a car parked outside a Walmart store in Arkansas City, Kansas. They were handling a handgun which discharged, striking both victims. One of the men was shot in the stomach and was flown to a Wichita hospital in critical condition. The other man had a gunshot wound to the hand.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Police officer unintentionally shot and killed in training exercise

35-year-old Dan De Kraai, a five-year veteran of the St. Joseph, Missouri police department was unintentionally shot in the back and killed by a fellow officer during a training exercise. The officers had just finished the training when the shooting happened.
According to a spokesman, "During training they do not carry live rounds. These particular officers had gone on a break and usually when they do go on break, they usually do go back to live rounds. Working in situations like this we usually have a motto, 'Check once, check twice, check a third time.' That protocol is in place to keep this from accidentally happening. Something like this, when it's not followed, you have a tragedy like we're dealing with today"
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Deputy's 3-year-old son unintentionally shoots himself in the head

A Battle Ground, Washington sheriff's deputy's 3-year-old son unintentionally shot himself in the head with the deputy's service weapon. The father was off-duty and home at the time of the shooting. It wasn't immediately clear how the boy got access to the gun.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office adopted a policy that requires officers to lock up their service weapons when not in use after a 13-year-old boy shot and killed his 10-year-old sister with a gun issued to their father, a county sheriff.
Ohh shoot.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Man thought gun was cigarette lighter, shoots and kills woman

A gathering of friends in Corpus Christi, Texas turned deadly when a man picked up a gun thinking it was a cigarette lighter. Joseph D., 23, wasn't watching where the gun was aimed when he pulled the trigger. A 27-year-old woman was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the local hospital.
Joseph was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
Ohh shoot.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Five people caught in the crossfire outside Long Island bar

Two men pulled guns and started shooting at each other in the parking lot of a bar in Bay Shore, New York. Five innocent bystanders were shot and wounded in the gun battle.
Three women, ages 19, 21 and 24, were shot in the legs. They were treated and released from a local hospital.
A 19-year-old man was hit in the thigh and a 27-year-old man was wounded in his calf. Both were treated and released.
Police are still hunting for the gunmen.
Ohh shoot.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bowling team member fires gun to try and clear crowd, bullet hits woman

A Detroit, Michigan bowling night turned ugly when a fight broke out inside the bowling alley and then spilled into the parking lot. A security guard from the bowling alley and a bowling league member came out to attempt to disperse the crowd. The bowler pulled a Glock handgun from his pocket to fire a shot in the air. He told police that as he went to fire the gun he was punched in the face, causing the bullet to ricochet. The bullet hit a woman standing nearby. Her injury was not considered life-threatening.
The bowler has been charged with careless discharge of a firearm. Police have confiscated his gun and have contacted the gun board to get his concealed weapons permit revoked.
Ohh shoot.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Family dog shoots, kills Idaho woman

39-year-old Carol Ann C. of Salmon, Idaho died from a shotgun blast injury this weekend. A loaded shotgun had been placed on her bed, the family dog jumped onto the bed causing that shotgun to discharge.
The shotgun blast hit Carol Ann who was immediately taken to the local hospital where she died of her injuries.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Navy reviewing armed watch crewman after machine gun unintentionally fired

The naval base in Norfolk, Virginia is reviewing armed watch crewman, weapons qualifications and training documentation after four unintentional gunfire incidents this year. Three of the incidents involved machine guns, in the other incident a sailor shot himself in the foot with a handgun.
In July a machine gun was fired toward downtown Norfolk from the deck of a ship. A spokesman for the Navy could not specify how far a round from a machine gun would travel. "Far enough for us to determine we needed to contact the Norfolk police to investigate the area across the river within the range of the weapon," he said.
Ohh shoot.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hiker shoots himself in the butt while putting gun in back pocket

A 52-year-old man hiking in Blewett Pass in the Cascades in Washington state decided his .40-caliber handgun was too uncomfortable in its holster. He moved the gun to his back pocket to see if that position would be more comfortable. The gun unintentionally discharged and the bullet hit his left buttock, continued into his left leg, and came to rest just above his knee. The hiker was treated at a local hospital.
Ohh shoot.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Police release more details of unintentional shooting that wounded three in Idaho

Emmett police have released more information on an unintentional shooting involving a police officer's weapon that injured three people, including two young boys. The shooting happened in the home of Detective K. Judy and injured her 20-year-old roommate and her roommate's two little boys ages 2 and 3.
Police say the three-year-old got hold of Detective Judy's 9mm service weapon and fired one shot that went through the boy's leg, through the hand of the 2-year-old and into the roommate's arm.
Police would not say where Judy left her gun.
Ohh shoot.