Wednesday, February 24, 2016

12-year-old Idaho girl unintentionally shot during local militia meeting

A 12-year-old girl who was at a local militia meeting with her father at the Rupert Gun Range in Rupert, Idaho was shot and wounded when a member of the group was trying to clear his weapon and unintentionally discharged the gun.

The 3% of Idaho group went to target practice after their meeting when the incident happened.  According to reports, the bullet struck a metal table and ricocheted hitting the girl in the stomach and exiting her side. 

She was helicoptered to the hospital where she underwent surgery.  She was in stable condition.

In a Facebook post, one of the militia members wrote, "It sounds as if she is going to be ok, she was able to tell (her father) she loved him as they were loading her into the helicopter."

Members of the 3% of Idaho group went to Oregon last month to offer help with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Teen holding gun while on hoverboard loses balance, unintentionally shoots gun, kills 13-year-old cousin

18-year-old Brandon Louis, of Orange County, Florida was visiting with two of his cousins when one of them found a loaded, unlocked handgun under a bed in the house.

Louis was holding the gun while riding on a hoverboard. When he lost his balance he unintentionally discharged the gun, shooting his 13-year-old cousin Lavardo Fisher in the back of the head.  Lavardo was playing Xbox at the time.

Lavardo was taken to the local hospital where he died of his injuries.

The owner of the gun, 35-year-old Walter Morame, was arrested on charges of possession of a weapon by a felon.

Lavardo was an eighth grader at Ocoee Middle School and played football for the Ocoee Bulldogs.   Last year he was named a Pop Warner All-American scholar.