Thursday, March 17, 2016

Colorado Springs has 8th negligent shooting since Sept; Three more teens shot accidentally; Man accidentally shot dad.

Man arrested in connection with accidental shooting

Colorado Springs, Co (3-16-16) One man has been arrested after police say he accidentally shot a man in the head. It happened Tuesday night in the 2000 block of Lark Drive.

Police say Joel Anderson was handling a loaded gun while intoxicated, when it inadvertently went off.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, but is expected to survive.

Anderson was arrested on charges second-degree assault and prohibited use of a weapon.

Man shot outside home in southeastern Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co (3-16-16) A man was shot outside of his home in southeastern Colorado Springs Tuesday night, according to police.

Police said the shooting happened around 11:45 p.m. on Darkwood Place, which is in the area of Academy Boulevard and Chelton Road. A man was outside of his home when he was shot. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they don’t yet know what led to the shooting, and no suspects have been identified.

SCMPD: Teen accidentally shot by friend

Savannah, Ga (3-16-16) After investigating, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police have learned a Savannah teen was accidently shot by her friend at Florida and Ohio Ave. on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 1:30 p.m., SCMPD responded to Candler Hospital to investigate the shooting of a Savannah teen.

A 17-year-old female was walking with her friend, another 17-year-old female, near the intersection of Florida and Ohio. Both teens reported they were shot at by a suspect from a black car. The victim drove herself to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Upon further investigation, detectives learned she was accidentally shot by her friend.

The weapon was recovered by detectives in the 2100 block of Florida Avenue.

Charges are pending for this ongoing investigation.


Chicago. Il (3-16-17) A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the knee in Chicago's Brainerd neighborhood overnight. Charges are pending against a 15-year-old boy.

The 14-year-old boy was holding a gun when it went off near West 92nd and South Throop streets around 12:50 a.m. Wednesday.

He was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. He is expected to recover.

A police source said the gun belonged to the older boy, and that they were playing with it inside his bedroom. When the younger boy accidentally shot himself, the 15-year-old hid the weapon. He was taken into custody and charges are pending against him.

Teen shot in foot; man charged; thought to be accidental

Martinsville, Va (3-16-16) Martinsville police arrested a man on three charges in connection with what is thought to be an accidental shooting in the foot of a 15-year-old boy Sunday.

According to a news release from the Martinsville Police Department, an arrest report, and a criminal complaint on file at Martinsville General District Court, on Sunday police officers responded to the 400 block of Clearview Drive in reference to a 15-year-old who had been shot once in the foot with a small-caliber round. Officers found the juvenile nearby on a porch in the 900 block of Palace Court.

The juvenile alleged a man was attempting to unload a firearm, and as he did this, the weapon discharged and struck the concrete between his feet and then entered his left shoe and into his foot near his toes. The juvenile was transported to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, where he was treated and released.

Tony Lyn Branch, 39, of the 405 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, was charged with unlawful wounding, reckless handling of a firearm with injury, and discharge of a firearm within the city limits.

“We feel like it (the shooting) was accidental,” Lt. Tony Turner of the police department said in an interview.

Man accidentally shoots father, police say

Wilmington, De (3-16-16) A 25-year-old man was arrested after Wilmington police say he accidentally shot his father in the foot.

Police were called at about 9:35 a.m. to the Wilmington Hospital Emergency Room in reference to a shooting, Sgt. Andrea Janvier said.

At the hospital, officers found a 51-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his right foot, she said.

Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division determined the shooting was accidental after it was explained that David Avant was showing his father a gun in a home on the 800 block of Morrow St., Janvier said. The gun was accidentally fired when Avant was showing the man the gun, hitting him in the foot, she said.

Avant turned himself into police headquarters Wednesday. Though he wasn't charged with shooting his father, he is prohibited from having a gun and was charged accordingly. Bail information was not available Wednesday afternoon.

His father has been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries, Janvier said.

Contact Brittany Horn at (302) 324-2771 or Follow her on Twitter at @brittanyhorn.

Deputies release details of fatal shooting at Brazos County gun range

BRAZOS COUNTY, TX  (3-16-16) The Brazos County Sheriff's Office says a man shot himself at a local gun range Tuesday.

Deputies say the incident happened at the Marksman Academy Gun Range near Kurten.

The man was at the range for a few hours before he fatally wounded himself.

Officials do not believe the gun shot was accidental.

7 wounded in city shootings, including man shot on Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, Il (3-16-16) Just before 10 p.m., a 22-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand in The Gap neighborhood, police said. He was in the 3400 block of South Prairie Avenue when he injured himself. He went to Mercy Hospital and MedicalCenter in good condition.

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