Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Shot "attempting to holster"; Boy 11 shot in head "immature act"; 2 wounded in cleaning mishap
Man accidentally shoots girlfriend in Newport News
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (4-5-16) Police are investigating an accidental shooting that took place in Newport News Tuesday night, landing one person in the hospital.
Sgt. Bailey with Newport News police says this happened in the 500 block of Coral Key Place around 8 p.m. Authorities tell us a man was cleaning his gun when it accidentally went off and struck his girlfriend in the abdomen. Medics rushed her to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No charges have been filed at this time.
Stay with 13News Now for more updates on this story.
Lexington Police: Man has life-threatening injuries in accidental shooting
LEXINGTON, Ky. (4-5-16) Lexington Police say they think an overnight shooting was an accident.
Officers responded to a home on Venetian Circle just minutes after midnight Tuesday. They found a man with a gunshot wound to the neck.
That man was rushed to UK Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Lexington police have since told WKYT they believe the man likely shot himself by accident.
Police were back at the man's home Tuesday morning checking on multiple pets he had inside. Animal control removed at least one dog from the scene.
17-year-old boy shot in head in Fresno
Fresno, Ca (4-5-16) police are investigating the Tuesday afternoon shooting of a 17-year-old boy on Grant Avenue near Fourth Street in southeast Fresno.
Lt. Joe Gomez said the teen and a few others were in a garage when he was shot in the head. It is unknown if the shooting was accidental.
Gomez said one other 17-year-old present at the shooting was being questioned. Police were searching for a third teenage boy.
The victim was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center. Gomez said the wound “didn’t look good.”
No other information was immediately available.
Charles Mix County Sheriff Investigating Shooting
LAKE ANDES, S.D. (4-5-16) The Charles Mix County Sheriff's office says a woman near Ravinia, S.D. has been shot in the abdomen. Sheriff Randy Thaler says the office received a report around 9 a.m. Tuesday that a woman was accidentally shot near 304 Elm Street in Ravinia.
Karisa Vasek, 25, was taken to the Wagner Coumminity Hospital and was later air flighted to Sioux Falls.
Thaler says the shooting was reported as an accidental shooting but is being thoroughly investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the Charles Mix County Sheriff's office to rule out any criminal activity.
2 men injured in accidental shooting near Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Co (4-5-16) Two men suffered wounds Tuesday morning when a gun accidentally went off while being cleaned, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
The shooting happened on the 14400 block of Secret Glen Grove, in El Paso County north of North Gate Boulevard, the Sheriff's Office said.
One bullet from a 9mm gun reportedly went through the hand of one man and the other man was shot in the hand and stomach, El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said. Only one shot was fired, she added.
The two men were treated at a hospital for their injuries.
No further details were released.
The Gazette's Chhun Sun contributed to this report.
Gettysburg man hospitalized after shooting foot
Gettysburg, Pa (4-5-16) A Gettysburg man was hospitalized Sunday morning after a self-inflicted gun shot wound, according to Gettysburg Borough Police.
The man, born in 1955, accidentally shot himself in the foot in his residence in the first block of York Street, according to Police Chief Joseph Dougherty. He was transported to Gettysburg Hospital for treatment around 11:17 a.m. before being transferred to York Hospital.
Dougherty said he does not know if the man has been released.
Doughtery said there was "no indication of criminal activity," but police plan to interview another person as part of the investigation.
Las Vegas Police K-9 Killed by Friendly Fire
LAS VEGAS, NV (4-5-16) A man accused of killing two of his mother's neighbors Thursday was left paralyzed after a shootout with officers, and a Metro Police dog was accidentally shot to death by one of the officers, authorities said Monday.
Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said the suspect, James Craig Simpson, 31, was "shouting things that don't make sense" before the deadly shootings about noon Thursday in the garage of a house in the 9800 block of Fast Elk Street. Simpson killed Felecia Wimberly-Hughes, 47, and Brandon Hughes, 31, who entered the garage to help diffuse a confrontation between he and his mother, police said.
Minutes later, four Metro officers persuaded Simpson to drop his gun, but he picked it back up and engaged in a gun battle with police, McMahill said.
The four officers combined fired more than 20 rounds at Simpson, striking him multiple times, McMahill said. No officers were injured.
Simpson was left paralyzed and remains in critical but stable condition at University Medical Center, McMahill said.
The police dog, which was let loose to help stop Simpson, bit him and held on as Simpson ran from officers, McMahill said.
The dog was killed by a single shot fired by a Metro officer, McMahill said. Police have not determined which officer fired the shot, he said.
"This incident was highly charged, very dynamic and it touched a lot of people," McMahill said. "The sense of safety we like to associate with our homes was shattered that day."
McMahill lauded the two slain residents, for "going to the aid of their neighbor," and said the police dog died "doing what he loved to do and what (Metro) trained him to do."
McMahill said Simpson, who faces counts of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and discharging a gun, will also likely face more charges upon completion of a police investigation, which is ongoing.
Thursday's officer-involved shooting was the fourth such incident in Metro's jurisdiction this year.
Boy shoots himself in head, immature act says Sheriff
Rutherfordton, NC (4-5-16) Rutherford Co. Sheriff Chris Francis says an 11-year-old boy shot himself in the head Monday night around 9:30 on Hope Drive in Rutherfordton.
He says the shooting was an immature act and not a suicide attempt.
The boy’s brother found him.
Francis says the boy had surgery overnight at Memorial Mission Hospital and is in the neurointensive care unit.
A small caliber handgun was used and the wound was above the boy’s temple, according to Francis.
He says evidence has been turned to the district attorney to see if charges will be filed.
Francis says, “Secure your firearms if there are minors in the residence.”
Police: Man Accidentally Shoots Himself
CHANTILLY, VA (4-5-16) A 51-year-old man injured himself while attempting to holster his handgun in Chantilly on April 4 at 4:52 PM, according to the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD).
Police say that the accidental discharge occurred at a residence located in the 14700 block of Flint Lee Road.
He was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Possible charges are pending, according to the FCPD.