Monday, March 7, 2016

Guns; playing with, showing off and cleaning here all result in shootings

Man accidentally shot during gun cleaning

RACINE , WI (3-6-16) A 25-year-old man was sustained an accidental gunshot wound to the leg in the 1500 block of Flett Avenue on Sunday evening, according to Sgt. Tim Koetting of the Racine Police Department.

Emergency personnel responded to the call at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, and found that the victim had been shot while a nearby person was cleaning the weapon and unintentionally fired it, Koetting explained.  He said the wounded man is expected to recover.

Man accidentally shot himself, bullet struck girlfriend, Omaha police say

OMAHA, Neb. (3-6-16) —Omaha police are investigating an accidental double shooting that took place in Omaha Saturday night.

Officers were sent around 9:50 p.m. to a scene near 22nd and Saint Marys Avenue to investigate a report of gunfire.

A man told officers that he and his girlfriend had been shot at another location, a release from the Omaha Police Department said. Both people were transported to Nebraska Medicine to be treated for injuries.

However, the release said, it was later learned that he had inadvertently shot himself through the arm and the bullet subsequently struck his girlfriend.   The man was cited for discharging a firearm and possessing an unregistered firearm, the release said.

Fort Valley police: No one hurt when minors accidentally discharge gun

Fort Valley, Ga (3-4-16) Authorities are investigating the accidental discharge of a firearm Wednesday afternoon at a Fort Valley apartment in which two minors were home alone and handling a weapon, police said.

No one was hurt when the gun discharged at the Valley Pines Apartments, but a bullet went through the walls of an apartment bedroom they were in, through a neighboring apartment and then into the next apartment, Fort Valley police Lt. Willie Marshall said.

No one was inside the other apartments on Brooks Boulevard when the incident occurred sometime between noon and 1 p.m., Marshall said.

According to a police incident report, one of the minors told police the two were handling the gun when it jammed and then discharged. The minor said they discarded the firearm somewhere off of Julius Simmons Avenue in Fort Valley but could not remember where. Police could not find the gun

One of the residents of the apartment complex heard the gunshot but did not think anything about it until later when she went into her son's bedroom, the report said. She saw bullet holes in her son's closest and notified the apartment manager, who contacted police.

Noting that the case involves minors and is under investigation, authorities declined to release additional information.

Man accidentally shoots himself in the leg

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT (3-6-16)   Another man was hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself in the leg about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

The 32-year-old man was with a group of friends near 3500 West and 2600 South and was either playing with, or showing off a small caliber handgun when it went off and struck him in the leg, Jorgensen said.

"He reported he was the victim of a drive-by (shooting). But the trajectory (of the shot) made it really clear he was not," she said. "He had friends there. Looks like alcohol was involved."

The gun was recovered by detectives. The lieutenant said the man is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing guns. Prosecutors will be reviewing the case for possible charges of being a restricted person in possession of a firearm, she said.

Accidental Shooting in Weslaco

WESLACO, TX (3-6-16) --No one was hurt after a gun accidentally went off in Weslaco Saturday night.

It happened around 11 p.m. near 7th street and Airport Drive. Weslaco Police tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS they may continue to investigate because the firearm was discharged inside city limits.

Man shot, killed on Crows Landing Road west of Ceres
Cause of Friday night’s shooting under investigation

Stanislaus County, Ca (3-5-16) Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the Friday night shooting death of a man on Crows Landing Road.

Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Parker said deputies responded to a call at 11:30 p.m. Friday of a person who was shot in the 4300 block of Crows Landing Road. When they arrived at the 2-acre residence, they found a man in his 30s who was shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Parker said it is unclear what caused the incident, though the shooter has been identified. It is unclear whether the shooter or the victim lived at the residence, he said.  The investigation is ongoing.

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