Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bystanders, neighbors, friends and selves shot by unfeeling guns

Man accidentally shoots himself in leg at Overland Park business

Overland Park, Ks  (3-4-16) Police said a man accidentally shot himself in the leg at an Overland Park business Friday afternoon.

Police said they were called to the business in the 8200 block of West 119th Street just before 2 p.m. Time Warner Cable confirmed it happened in the parking lot of their business.

Officers were told an adult had accidentally discharged his own gun. Time Warner Cable said the gunshot victim was a recently hired field technician.

Officers helped the man medically until Johnson County MedAct arrived. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Time Warner Cable's official policy prohibits firearms on company property. Their policy also prohibits employees from carrying firearms while on duty, but off company property.

"Our immediate concern is for the wellbeing of our employee, and our thoughts and prayers are with him. At this time it does appear to be an accident, but we've initiated an investigation to determine the cause of this incident."

1 injured in accidental shooting in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Ks. (2-4-16) —A man suffered critical injuries after he accidentally shot himself in the leg on Friday afternoon, Overland Park Police said.

The man shot himself at about 2 p.m. at a business in the 8200 block of West 119th Street.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Police said the man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. No other information was available.

Sheriff's deputies: Springfield Township man accidentally fires shotgun at friend

Springfield Township, MI (3-4-16) A 20-year-old Springfield Township man is recovering in the hospital after his friend accidentally fired a shotgun at him, Sheriff’s deputies report.

At around 11:07 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, officers were sent to the 17000 block of Sleepy Hollow Boulevard on a report of an accidental shooting in the area.

Arriving deputies found that a 19-year-old Springfield man accidentally shot a 12-gauge shotgun inside a home in the neighborhood.

Authorities say that when the 19-year-old was trying to rack a round out of the shotgun, he had his finder on the trigger and fired a round in his friend’s direction.

The round hit the 19-year-old’s friend, a 20-year-old, in his right arm.

The men tried driving to a nearby hospital, but called the Independence Township Fire Department while they were in the area of Dixie Highway and M-15. Firefighters arrived, treated the victim and took him to St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital.

The 20-year-old’s injuries were not life-threatening. Both men later said the gun discharge was accidental.

Man Trips, Shoots Self In Knee In Lincoln Square

CHICAGO, Il (2-4-16) — A man took himself to a hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the knee in the Lincoln Square neighborhood on the North Side early Friday.

The 65-year-old tripped while he was in the 4500 block of North Winchester Avenue about 4:40 a.m. and a gun he was carrying “accidentally discharged,” police said.

He took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left knee, police said. His condition was not immediately known.

Lexington man shot when roommate’s gun accidentally goes off

Lexington, Ky (2-4-16) A Lexington man sustained potentially life-threatening injuries Friday night when his roommate accidentally shot him.

The man’s roommate was cleaning his gun at their Trent Boulevard apartment about 7:45 p.m. when the firearm went off, police Lt. Al Johnson said. The man who was shot was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Johnson said. Police did not know his condition.

The man who shot the gun went to police headquarters voluntarily to speak to detectives. He was very upset, Johnson said. Foul play is not suspected, Johnson said.

As with any potentially life-threatening firearm injury, accidental or otherwise, officers secured the scene of the shooting as if a crime had been committed, Johnson said. Detectives also spoke with people living in neighboring apartments.

Gun accidentally discharged at Southwest Center Mall

DALLAS, Tx (2-4-16) - A gun was accidentally discharged Friday afternoon after a woman attempted to remove her brother from a Dallas mall after he was causing a disturbance.

Police officers responded to the Southwest Center Mall on Camp Wisdom after they received the disturbance call at about 1 p.m.

The man's sister was called, however she apparently had a hard time removing her brother from the premise, and at one point used her purse to hit him, which is when a gun fell out and discharged.

No one was injured. The mall's owner says the woman is a longtime tenant and licensed to carry the weapon.

In an earlier report, WFAA reported a person was arrested after a shot was fired at the mall. However, while police reported earlier the man was taken into custody, an arrest wasn't made and the firing of the gun was accidental.

Accidental shooting outside West Town Mall

KNOXVILLE, Tn. (3-5-16) - On Friday night, officers responded to the parking lot of West Town Mall after a man had accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Offers found him laying in the parking area in front of the Cheesecake Factory. The victim's friends had already applied pressure in an attempt to control the bleeding. Officers administered first aid to the victim and applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

The victim was taken to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Teen Injured In Shooting

Nashville, TN (2-4-16) -- Police are investigating a shooting that injured a teenager.

Police say the shooting happened around 7:30 last night on 16th Avenue North and Wheless Street. The victim was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. No arrests have been made yet.

UPDATE: Roommates relive accidental Kanawha County shooting

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (2-5-16) A woman is still in the hospital after being shot inside her apartment by an upstairs neighbor.Both investigators and neighbors, including the ones living inside the same apartment as the gun, say the gun was fired by accident.

But, for the roommates who witnessed the gun going off, they say it was one of the most stunning nights of their lives, even though it started as a lazy Sunday night. "I was in the bedroom, actually, and I was watching TV," Dalton Jensen said. "Next thing I know, there's a loud boom." Fellow roommate Jessica Tarman had a similar experience. "I was in the kitchen with a butter knife," Tarman said. "I heard a huge bang." While both say the sound was startling, Jensen says the source of the sound was not a surprise at all. "Immediately I knew what it was," Jensen said. "A gunshot is a familiar sound."

Jensen and Tarman say their roommate was preparing to clean his gun, when it suddenly went off inside their upstairs apartment along High Street outside of St. Albans "I walked out and just kind of overlooked everybody and see if everybody was OK," Jensen said. "Everybody looked fine."

Everyone upstairs was fine. But that was not the case in the apartment below. Jensen and Tarman say their roommate made his way downstairs to check on his neighbor. When she did not answer his knock at the door, they say, their roommate assumed she was not home. "No one realized we had shot through the floor yet," Tarman said. "I guess the woman had gotten shot downstairs."

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies say the bullet fired upstairs traveled through the floor of the apartment, and hit the woman while she was lying in bed. Other witnesses say, shortly after the man with the gun went to check on his neighbor, she emerged from her apartment, covered in blood from an apparent gunshot wound to the arm. One neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, says he comforted the injured woman while a maintenance worker called for an ambulance.

Jensen and Tarman say roommates in their apartment only learned about the woman's injury after paramedics and law enforcement arrived. Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies say the woman's injuries are serious, but not life-threatening. Jensen and Tarman say that was a stroke of luck in an unlucky situation. "He's relieved she's OK because it could have been a whole lot worse," Tarman said.

Jensen says the experience taught him a lesson in gun safety, learned the hard way. "I would never clean [my gun] in my house again after this," Jensen said.

Sheriff's deputies say, while the incident is still under investigation, they do not believe the gun was set off intentionally. Deputies say, while they are in communication with the Kanawha County Prosecutor's office, they do not anticipate filing any criminal charges.

No comments:

Post a Comment