Thursday, December 5, 2013

Man thought shotgun was unloaded, critically injures 23-year-old friend

A 22-year-old man from Cleveland Heights, Ohio was with friends, looking at a shotgun that belonged to a 31-year-old Columbus man. Thinking the gun was unloaded, he pulled the trigger.

The shot hit a 23-year-old woman standing less than five feet away. The blast struck her in the stomach and chest, and buckshot struck her in the right bicep area, severely damaging her arm. She was taken to the local medical center for treatment and remains in critical condition.

According to reports, the gun's owner was showing off the gun earlier in the evening, when it was unloaded. At some point he loaded the gun and then the group went out to a local bar. They returned to the home and at about 12:20 a.m. the shooting occurred.

Police arrested both the gun's owner and the man who shot the gun on suspicion of felonious assault.

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