Monday, August 18, 2014

Tourist killed by ricocheted bullet from unintentional gun discharge in Helen, Georgia

A woman from Texas was visiting the tourist town of Helen, Georgia when she was shot and killed Saturday night. 53-year-old Glenn Lampien, from Jasper, Ga, unintentionally discharged a small-caliber handgun outside the Old Heidelburg restaurant. The bullet hit him in the hand, then ricocheted off the pavement and struck the woman on the other side of the street.

The woman was struck in the side. Bystanders attempted to administer first aid but she died at the scene.

Police have not yet released the woman's name. In a statement, the police said Lampien would be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The shooting occurred less than two months after a new law took effect in Georgia that greatly extended gun owners' rights to carry weapons in public places.


Anonymous said...

Now the NRA can tell us how the poor woman should have been armed with some sort of assault rifle to defend herself against this ricochet.

The idiot with the gun won't find his life has been improved by his experience with firearms.

Anonymous said...

It wan't an accidental or an unintentional gun discharge but a negligent gun discharge by an idiot handling a gun in a crowded public place. He will discover that every bullet has a lawyer attached to it. And what the inside of a jail cell looks like for a long time. Drinking and guns don't go together.