The NOPD arrested a 15-year-old boy accused of accidentally shooting his 11-year-old brother in the leg Thursday night. The 15-year-old will be booked on a charge of negligent injuring, said officer Frank Robertson III, spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department.
The two brothers were playing with a loaded pistol around 7 p.m in the 2700 block of Onzaga Street, Robertson said. The pistol accidentally fired, shooting the 11-year-old.
The child has been taken to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
The victim in a Cherokee County shooting admitted to investigators the wound was self-inflicted.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said there were inconsistencies in Garret Scott Curtis’s account of what happened and evidence, which lead them to believe the story may have been fabricated, according to a new release from the department.
Curtis told investigators he fabricated facts in his story and the wound he suffered was self-inflicted, the release states.
A Rochester man may face criminal charges after he accidentally fired his handgun Wednesday afternoon in the Sunbird’s parking lot, shooting himself in the hand and his wife in the leg, while he was trying to put his loaded handgun to a new holster.
Both the 40-year-old man and his wife, whose names have not been released by police, were initially transported to Providence Centralia Hospital shortly after noon Wednesday, according to Chehalis police. The man’s wife, a 35-year-old Rochester-area woman, was later transported to Harborview Medical Center. She likely has a broken leg.
Preble County authorities said Thursday a shooting incident that injured a burglary suspect Tuesday evening near the Indiana-Ohio border was accidental.
Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson said Thursday morning neighbors who were attempting to detain Stephen Gaskey until authorities arrived became involved in an altercation with the burglary suspect when a gun fired, striking Gaskey in the leg.
“We don’t think it was purposeful,” Simpson said of the gunshot. “Based on what witnesses said, there was an altercation and there was an accidental discharge of the weapon.”
Neighbors on State Line Road noticed a suspicious vehicle driving up and down the street at about 9 p.m. Tuesday before they saw it parked at 3680 State Line Road.
When they went to check the residence, the neighbors noticed a flashlight shining inside the home, Simpson said.
“They waited for the suspect to come outside, and he was carrying property,” Simpson said. “One of the individuals was armed for protection, and they were attempting to detain the suspect when an altercation took place in the ditch across the street from the home.”
The individuals, who were not residents of the home at 3680, contacted 9-1-1 to report the burglary at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and then minutes later called 9-1-1 to report the shooting.
Gaskey, 45, of 1400 New Paris Pike, Lot 14, in Richmond was taken to Reid Hospital for treatment of injuries to his leg that he sustained in the shooting. He was later booked into the Wayne County Jail for a count of burglary (a Class C felony). Formal charges had not been filed Thursday morning as the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office awaited the final report from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.
Simpson said information about the shooting will be forwarded to Preble County Prosecutor Martin Votel for consideration of charges.
“We are not recommending that any charges be filed against the gentleman involved in the (shooting) incident,” Simpson said.
Gaskey remains in the Wayne County Jail on $20,000 bond. He also has a hold from the Indiana Department of Corrections.
A check of the Indiana DOC website shows Gaskey was sentenced to 15 years for a 2006 burglary conviction in Lake County. His status is listed as “escaped” by the DOC.
DOC officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon Gaskey left a community corrections program in Wayne County while on parole, therefore being classified as an escapee.
A Reynoldsburg man accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning his .357 revolver Feb. 21, police reported.
Police said they were called to a home in the 6600 block of Glacier Avenue, where they found the man on a stretcher, with medics getting ready to take him to Grant Medical Center.
Officers spoke to a woman who lives with the man and she said they were sitting on the couch when the gun went off and the man said, “Oh, I just shot myself” and “went into a panic and was bleeding everywhere.”
She told police they had not been fighting, that no one had been drinking and there were no thoughts of suicide or other issues.
An Orange woman accidentally shot herself in the leg while removing groceries from her vehicle Tuesday, Feb. 26. Madison Bass, 17, told officer Joshua Dempsey that she was unloading groceries from the family car.
She stated that when she pulled some bags from the back seat, a black camera case with two handguns in it fell to the ground. As the case fell, a .25 caliber Titan handgun accidentally discharged and struck Bass in the right leg between her ankle and knee.
Bass was transported to a Beaumont hospital, where she had a bullet fragment removed. She is expected to recover completely.
The two handguns and ammunition were seized for safe keeping.
ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a student accidentally shot herself in the leg in the parking lot of her midtown Atlanta high school.
Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos says the 17-year-old female student at Grady High School sustained a gunshot wound to her thigh around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say she was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
Campos said the gun belonged to the girl, but he did not know if the girl had the gun inside the school at any point. Police recovered the gun.
Campos said the shooting happened between two buildings on the campus of the school on Charles Allen Drive.
The Birmingham Police Department responded to the scene of a shooting where an officer was injured on Wednesday morning.
Sgt. Johnny Williams with the Birmingham Police Department says officers received a call on Wednesday morning from three employees of a trucking company. The employees told officers that they were chasing suspects who had tried to break into the company around 7 a.m.
When officers caught up with the employees at 18th Street North and 31st Avenue North, they found that two of the three were armed with handguns. Officers took the weapons away from the men while they were detained and Williams says one of the guns “fell apart” in the officer’s hand. The gun discharged when it hit the ground and struck the officer’s leg.
The officer was taken to UAB Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The employees are being detained and questioned. The scene is now clear.
STARKSBORO — David Harding, 29, of Starksboro received a shotgun blast to a foot when a gun accidentally discharged, Vermont State Police said.
Senior Trooper Justin Busby said police were told that Harding was firing a shotgun at a target behind his residence at 2769 Big Hollow Road about 3:10 p.m. Saturday. Busby said investigation revealed that Harding was trying to reload the shotgun when it discharged “causing a significant injury.”
Bristol Rescue treated Harding and later transported him to Fletcher Allen Health Center.
COVINGTON — A 75-year-old Carr Circle man accidentally shot himself in the early morning hours Thursday, according to Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis.
#"We do believe it to be an accidental shooting. He was getting ready to go to work, getting in his car when an accidental discharge of the weapon occurred," Davis said.
#The victim was James T. Smith, a longtime employee with Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home.
#"Until the investigation is complete from the Medical Examiner’s Office, we’re withholding the manner of death … everything points to it being an accidental death. We don’t suspect any foul play," Davis said.
#The funeral for Smith was held Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Covington.
#"He was a very good man, a good friend of mine and a very good person in the community," Davis said. "It was a tragic accident that happened, and he will be greatly missed throughout the community."
Police arrested a Corral City man after investigating the accidental shooting of his girlfriend. The 53-year-old woman claimed she shot herself in the hand and shoulder while trying to clean her .44-caliber Ruger Vaquero. An officer spoke to her boyfriend, who gave the same story but was extremely nervous and smelled of alcohol. The man eventually admitted that he accidentally shot his girlfriend during an evening of drinking when the couple was doing “quick draws” on each other, unaware that the gun was loaded. The officer reported that the woman had been lying in a large pool of blood all night long. Police took the man into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA. (WRCB) — A Cleveland woman is recovering at a north Georgia hospital after being shot in the legs.
It happened at a gun range in Whitfield County.
The woman’s husband was also injured when investigators say a 12-year-old girl dropped a shot gun, causing it to fire.
Shot gun shells litter the grounds of the Chestnut Mountain Shooting Range, where two people were shot Saturday.
Whitfield County detectives say a 12-year-old girl was at the range with three adults when she fired an Easter Arms double barrel shotgun.
"When you shoot it, it’s got to have somewhere for the energy to go and of course, it comes back on your shoulder," says Josh Land with Discount Sporting Goods.
The recoil was too much. The girl accidentally dropped the gun, causing the other shell to go off in the second barrel.
Paul and Christina Ponziani were down range. Both were struck in the legs.
Christina is still recovering at Hamilton Medical Center.
"You’ve got to make sure you hold it sturdy," Land says. "Make sure you have a good hold on it, and always point it away from everybody, of course."
Land says some 12 year olds can handle a shot gun.
"Depending on the caliber, you know, and then how familiar they are with firearms," says Land.
Whitfield County investigators couldn’t say how familiar this 12-year-old girl is with guns, but the adults she was with won’t likely face charges.
The gun range allows minors to shoot as long as they are with an adult.
Detectives are calling it a freak accident; one that Josh Land isn’t sure could have been prevented.
"There may not have been anything to do to prevent that situation," Land says. "You’ve just always got to be careful."
Land says it’s impossible to know how experienced other shooters are.
He hopes this incident reminds people of how important gun range safety can be.
"You always need to wear eye protection and ear protection," he says. "Always point your weapon down range away from everybody and always make sure they are unloaded if you’re not shooting. Be careful with the surroundings."
CHICOPEE — A police officershot and seriously injured Monday afternoon during a special weapons and tactics training exercise just outside Westover Air Reserve Base is in good condition at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, acting Chief Thomas Charette said.
Charette declined to elaborate on the shooting Tuesday morning and would not release the injured officer’s name. He said more information will likely be released later today, perhaps during a press conference.
Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni said Monday the shooting is being investigated by Chicopee and state police. He said it is standard procedure in such a shooting for him to ask the state police ballistics and reconstruction teams to be called to assist.
Mayor Michael Bissonnette could not be immediately reached for comment. He wrote on his Facebook page, however, that the injuries were “accidental and non-life-threatening.”
Bissonnette thanked Chicopee police and Chicopee Fire Department emergency medical personnel “for their quick work in getting him to (the) emergency room.”
The accident occurred during an exercise being held at long-vacant homes off James Street outside Westover Air Reserve Base.
The housing complex, which is made up of mostly duplexes and four-apartment units, was given to the city by the U.S. Navy about two years ago. It has remained vacant and many roads leading to the complex have been closed to traffic.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh police have taken a teenage male into custody Monday after a car crash on South Wilmington Street that turned up a stolen car.
The suspect’s name was not released and charges had not been filed as of 11 p.m.
Police said the teen went Monday to a dealership on U.S. Highway 70 in Garner, where he expressed interest in buying a car. At some point, he stole the car and fled on U.S. 70 West toward Raleigh.
A dealership employee followed him, and watched him turn into a parking near AutoZone, at 3220 S. Wilmington St., where he struck at least two other vehicles around 4:30 p.m. before taking off on foot.
Thomas Martinez said he was at the AutoZone, fixing the lights on his car, when he heard the crash.
"It sounded like a thunderstorm really. It sounded like a tornado. I didn’t know what was going on," Martinez said. "It was like ‘bang, bang.’ I thought somebody was hurt."
When Martinez tried to help, he said the suspect pointed a gun at him.
"He pointed his pistol right at me, pointed the pistol at the other male that was chasing him, and then after that he kept running," Martinez said.
The gun was found on the opposite side of the shopping center, about 300 yards away from the crash. Police do not believe the suspect shot at anyone.
In the midst of the chaotic scene, a North Carolina probation officer who was on duty in the area tried to intervene in the chase as well, police said.
After seeing the suspect drop his handgun, the officer saw him reach inside his jacket. Thinking he was armed with a second gun, the probation officer tried to shelter himself inside his car.
At that point, the officer accidentally discharged his gun, firing one round, police said. No one was struck.
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is investigating, which is standard procedure whenever an officer fires a weapon accidentally, police said.
It appears alcohol, and one irresponsible act, has tragic consequences. A man is dead following reports that he was accidentally shot by his friend following a drunken dispute.
According to Hidalgo county sheriff’s deputies, it happened early Sunday morning at a home on the 600-block of Ramona street in Palmview. The victim, Elizar Rubio Rodriguez, was visiting 37-year-old Juan Garza when he was fatally shot in the back of the head.
An official motive has not been released but witnesses sat the dispute stemmed from Rodriguez and Garza fighting over a firearm. Garza has not been formally charged in Rodriguez’ death, but was issued 10-thousand bond for possession of a firearm.
A gun drawn by an off-duty Passaic County sheriff’s officer accidentally discharged when he was attacked by his cousin, a resident of the Whitehouse Motel, according to Readington Police Chief Sebastian Donaruma and Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns.
Kearns and Donaruma gave the following account of the arrest of Marcus E. Cook, 23, of Whitehouse on Feb. 23.
At about 9:25 p.m. township police were sent to the Whitehouse Motel for a “domestic assault in progress, weapons involved and shots fired.”
Once at the motel, police found a resident of the motel, later identified as Cook, combative and apparently intoxicated. They learned that the sheriff’s officer had offered to pay for a meal for Cook, but Cook demanded cash instead of food. When his cousin refused, Cook allegedly assaulted him, and when he tried to hit the man with a blunt object, the sheriff’s officer drew his weapon and the firearm accidentally discharged. No injuries were reported as a result of the shot.
Donaruma said that Cook attacked the investigating Readington police officer. When Cook was taken into custody, police said, he continually spit and threw blood on the officers. He is said to have purposely urinated on the police headquarters floor.
Cook was charged with resisting arrest, aggravated assault on a police officer, exposing a law enforcement officer to bodily fluids, obstruction of justice and criminal mischief. He was brought to the county jail with bail set at $35,000.
The sheriff’s officer’s name was withheld as he is considered the victim of domestic violence.
The incident is still under investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office and Readington Township Police.
A 62-year-old man remains in jail on manslaughter charges after shooting his 35-year-old son in an argument, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said last week.
Leroy Wilkerson, 62, of Zachary, is accused of shooting Aswan Wilkerson, 35, also of Zachary, in the leg during an altercation the two men had at the 21828 Samuels Road residence they shared.
According to an EBRSO news release, the father and son were arguing about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the front yard of their home on Samuels Road.
The report states that Aswan Wilkerson was accused of attacking his father during the fight, and witnesses had to separate the two men. At that time, Leroy Wilkerson went inside the home and came back out a short time later with a pistol, allegedly shooting his son in the leg.
Authorities say that Leroy Wikerson called 911 and waited with his son until emergency personnel arrived.
Investigators said they believe Leroy Wilkerson accidentally shot his son in the leg.
Aswan Wilkerson was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery to his leg, the EBRSO report said.
Leroy Wilkerson was transported to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and booked with suspicion of attempted manslaughter.
However, on Monday, Feb. 18, Aswan Wilkerson died in the hospital where he was recovering from the gunshot wound to his leg.
The elder Wilkerson’s charges were upgraded from attempted manslaughter to manslaughter.
GARFIELD (KDKA) – The man accused in a fatal Sunday night shooting in Garfield said it was all a case of mistaken identity and that he accidentally shot his friend.
According to police, the incident happened at a townhouse in the 5100-block of Columbo Street.
The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Andre Broadie.
Broadie was gunned down as he entered the townhouse. A man inside was babysitting three children and was apparently frightened by Broadie’s arrival.
“Allegedly he came to the front door,” Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Tom Huerbin said. “I am not sure if it was mistaken identity or what, but he went upstairs and retrieved a weapon but he came downstairs and encountered a person.”
Broadie was shot in the head one time and was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a tragic coincidence, Broadie’s last Facebook entry was a statement of concern over the loss of so many young African-American males to gun violence.
His final statement said “There [isn’t any] reset button in reality.”
As for the man who allegedly pulled the trigger, police have yet to release his name and no charges have been filed at this time.
FRANKLIN — A Glassboro man was accidentally shot while skeet shooting on Sunday when another man was reloading a firearm and the gun discharged, township police said.
According to police, the man, who is in his 20s, was shot in his right hip as he was loading a clay target. Another man nearby was loading a shotgun when it went off. The men were shooting near Fries Mill Road in Franklinville around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, police said in a news release.
The victim was treated by Township of Franklin Ambulance Corps and paramedics from Underwood Memorial Hospital before being taken by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
No charges have been filed and the shooting is being investigated as an accident, police said.
It’s a case of dog shoots man, not man shoots dog. Well, sort of.
A Frostproof man reported to Sebring police on Feb. 23 that he was traveling in his truck when his dog kicked a gun on the truck’s floor, resulting in him being shot in the leg, according to a report.
Sebring police ruled the shooting accidental, and apparently the victim was not seriously injured.
Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said police did not arrest the dog or detain the animal, pending the investigation. He said he has never heard of a case like this.
Gregory Dale Lanier, 35, the victim, told investigators that he thought the gun in his pickup truck was not loaded.
He said that he was driving on State Road 17 North “when his dog kicked his unloaded .380 pistol causing it to fire and the bullet struck his leg. Lanier said he heard boom, saw smoke and felt a burning in his leg.”
The report said Lanier was not only surprised that the gun was loaded, but also that it was actually a 9mm weapon.
NEAR MISSION — A struggle to remove a gun from a drunken man’s hands resulted in him being shot in the head early Sunday, authorities said.
The 20-year-old remained in critical after the accidental shooting about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in a subdivision near Business 83 and Abram Road, according to an Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office report. Residents at the house where the incident occurred told deputies that the 20-year-old arrived there asking to borrow the gun because someone was looking for him.
The homeowner told the 20-year-old he couldn’t take the gun because it was loaded and he was drunk. But the 20-year-old grabbed the gun, pulled the slide back and took a bullet out, tossing it at the homeowner.
When the 20-year-old started to walk out of the house, the homeowner told him he wanted his gun back and lunged for it from behind, the report says. As the homeowner grabbed for the gun, the 20-year-old pulled away and the gun discharged toward his head.
The report says the 20-year-old was transported to a McAllen hospital in critical condition.
DALLAS — The four-alarm fire that engulfed the DFW Gun Range at 1607 West Mockingbird Lane in Dallas Sunday afternoon was apparently triggered by unauthorized tracer rounds.
By Sunday night, the concern had shifted to the weapons that remained in the smoldering wreckage of the one-story building.
Heavy black smoke was visible from downtown Dallas soon after the first alarm was sounded at 2:37 p.m.
About 50 people were inside the gun range when the fire broke out, but all were able to escape safely.
The company’s Web site listed a number of classes on Sunday, including an “Introduction to Handguns” scheduled at 3:15 p.m.
"It was pretty scary," said one range patron who gave his name as Brett. "There are a bunch of bullets in there, and there’s not telling how far or when they’re going to go off."
Franco Alvarez was also inside. He said he heard “many multiple small explosions.”
One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation.
Police kept onlookers at least a block away due to the threat of exploding munitions.
Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said a shooter at the range admitted firing unauthorized tracer ammunition. The small flare that is part of the round makes it easier to follow the path of the bullet, but the pyrotechnic component apparently triggered the inferno when it hit the target.
"It flares up a little bit, and whenever you fire the insides of that backing at a gun range, they can easily catch that backing on fire," Evans said.
Evans said the man who admitted to firing the tracer bullet will not be prosecuted, because it is considered to be an accident and no laws were broken. The man may still face civil action from the owner of the gun range.
By nightfall, bulldozers carved away at the wreckage, but security wasn’t far away. One regular patron at the gun range told News 8 there were at least 100 handguns amidst the debris, along with assault rifles and ammunition —attractive targets for looters.
The fire was less than a mile-and-a-half south of Love Field Airport, but there was no report of flight delays due to the heavy smoke in the area.
Runoff water from the fire was an environmental concern, and a storm water agency was scheduled to arrive at the scene for testing.
Mockingbird Lane, which had been closed to traffic during the firefighting operations, was reopened around 6 p.m.
Seven years ago, strong storms damaged the same gun range.
Thirty-five people were inside when heavy rain caused the roof to suddenly collapse.
The problems didn’t stop there; flood waters also washed through the building. One person was injured.
DFW Gun Range cleaned up the mess and later reopened.
Officers from the Winnemucca Police Department and Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Service were dispatched to a McCoy St. residence on Saturday (February 23) around 7:30 pm, for a report of an accidental shooting.
First responders found a 15 year old teenage boy with a single gunshot wound to the right hip/abdominal area. The young man was transported to HjGH for medical treatment. He was rushed into surgery in critical condition before being transported by Care Flight to Renown Hospital in Reno. The young man died en route.
Preliminary information on scene established three teenage boys had been handling fire arms when one of the firearms was accidentally discharged striking the teenage victim at a short distance.
WPD Officers were joined at the scene by Humboldt County District Attorney Michael MacDonald.
This investigation is still ongoing.
Humboldt County School Superintendent Dr. Dave Jensen was notified of the incident to prepare for the needs of school staff and students at school on Monday.
FULSHEAR, Texas – A 9-year-old boy was shot in the leg while walking with his grandfather Saturday afternoon in northwest Fort Bend County, the sheriff’s office said.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said that the boy and his grandfather were walking at about 4 p.m. in the 3900 block of Nails Road when the boy was apparently hit.
The grandfather told investigators that they were walking and the boy just fell down. After examining the child, he realized that his grandson had been shot, but he did not know where the bullet came from.
He told deputies that he did not hear a gunshot.
Deputies said that they do not believe the bullet game from either of the nearby shooting ranges, and they did not know what kind of bullet hit the child.
There is a nearby riverbed where people tend to fire off guns in the woods, deputies said. They suspect that the shot came from there and that it was probably an accident.
The child was taken by ambulance to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston to be treated for the gunshot wound. His condition has not been released, but the wound is considered to be non-lifethreatening.
A 4-year-old boy accidently shot and killed himself with his father’s gun in north Houston early Sunday morning.
Jaiden Pratt was spending the weekend with his father, 23-year-old Marquez Pratt, in the 13500 block of Northborough, just south of West Rankin, when the accident occurred, said Sgt. Brian Harris with the Houston Police Department's homicide department.
Father and son had been sleeping on the couch. The young boy woke up and picked up his father’s handgun lying nearby, accidentally shooting himself in the stomach, police said. Neighbors heard the shot.
About 8:15 a.m., Houston Police Department patrol officers and an ambulance responded to the call.
The father, wearing just a T-shirt and boxer shorts, ran out of his second-story apartment, holding his son’s body, screaming and yelling at neighbors for help. Upon arrival, EMTs took Jaiden from his father’s arms and tried to revive the boy. He was declared dead at the scene.
"This is not a case of a responsible homeowner having a weapon for protection," Harris said. The serial number on the fired handgun listed it as stolen. It’s not yet clear how the father came to possess it, Harris said.
Several other weapons and drugs were found in the apartment, but Harris declined to provide any specifics so early in the investigation.
Harris said the living conditions at the apartment appeared to be adequate and the boy healthy.
"His mother was scheduled to pick him up at noon," Harris said, describing her relationship with the boy’s father as amiable. She dropped off Jaiden with his father every Friday.
Jaiden typically called his mother at 6 a.m. when staying with his father, Harris said, and when the boy didn’t call Sunday morning his mother began trying to reach other relatives.
"At about 8 in the morning, as all this was happening, she was told to get over to the apartment complex," Harris said.
Pratt was taken into custody, and will likely face several criminal charges, said Harris. A search of Harris County criminal records found no previous charges for Pratt.
Harris described Pratt as cooperative and remorseful during interviews with police.
Still dressed in boxers and a T-shirt stained with his son’s blood, Pratt sat on the lawn outside his apartment as he spoke with detectives before being taken into custody and driven to jail.
"He’s in mourning. He’s in pain and feels a lot of self guilt," Harris said. "Despite the choices he made and the lifestyle he was leading, it doesn’t take away the love a father has for a son."
As more family members arrived at the apartment Sunday morning, a yelling match broke out that officers had to break up. One woman, trying to cross the crime-scene tape yelled, “I’m gonna kill him! I’m gonna kill him!”
Police originally reported that the victim was an infant.
Accidental shooting: A man told police he was handling a gun when he accidentally shot himself in the leg as he attempted to put the gun in his pocket. The man was treated at the hospital. The gun was given to officers for safekeeping.
Two 13-year-old boys were playing with a handgun Saturday and one accidentally shot the other in the shoulder, Des Moines police said.
The extent of the boy’s injury was not immediately available. Neither boy was identified.
Police said the shooting occurred in the 1600 block of Leland Avenue, on the city’s south side near the airport.
A relative of one of the boys was at the house. The other boy came over to play, according to police. They found the gun and thought it was unloaded. While playfully pointing it he shot his friend, police said.
The adult didn’t know how the handgun became loaded, police said.
Police said there was no indication the shooting was intentional. No charges were filed Saturday night.
A 50-year-old Indiana man accidentally shot himself Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Hara Arena after attending Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show.
Trotwood police Sgt. Brandon Holbrook said the man, a licensed CCW holder, purchased a holster at the gun show and was putting a handgun in that holster when it accidentally fired. The bullet struck a finger on his left hand and the man was rushed to Miami Valley Hospital. Holbrook said it was unlikely the finger would be able to be reattached.
No one else was hurt during the incident, which happened at about 4 p.m.
It’s unlikely any charges will be brought against the man, according to Holbrook.
A three-year-old boy is hospitalized in serious condition, after he was accidentally shot by his father at their condominium on Ala Ilima Street in Salt Lake just after midnight. Police say the father was cleaning his rifle when it went off. A bullet grazed the boy’s back. The father was arrested and faces 1st-degree reckless endangerment charges.
Danville, VA- Danville Police are investigating an accidental shooting that happened Saturday morning.
At around 10:15, police responded to the 1100 block of Franklin Turnpike for a call about a person accidentally shooting themselves. When they arrived, they found that the man who had been shot, had already left for Danville Regional Medical Center. But, he never arrived at the hospital.
At around 1:30 p.m., the man came back to the residence on Franklin Turnpike, where police were still waiting. Police say he told them he had shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun, and walked to a friend’s house for treatment.
An Akron man is accused of accidentally shooting and killing a woman as they sat in a van.
Andre I. Wilson, 29, is being held in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. He was charged with reckless homicide on Tuesday by Wooster police in connection with the death of Elisesha S. Mathis, 29.
Police said Wilson and Mathis were inside a van parked on North Buckeye Street in Wooster when the woman was struck in the chest by gunfire. Mathis died the following day.
Wilson is scheduled to appear Monday for a preliminary hearing in Wooster Municipal Court. Online records do not show an attorney representing Wilson.
A man on Buena Vista Drive was accidentally shot by his brother Friday, according to Chattanooga police.
Officers were sent to 266 Buena Vista Drive on a person shot call about 3:30 p.m. When officers arrived they found Joaqin Burse, 18, with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Michael Burse, 19, the victim’s brother, stated that he thought Joaqin had unloaded a shotgun. Michael Burse stated that he pointed the gun at his brother and accidentally shot Joaqin in the chest. Joaqin Burse was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Michael Burse has been charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
A 5-year-old child was shot in the arm in the Bronx on Friday, authorities said.
The child, who was not immediately identified by age or gender, was taken by ambulance to Lincoln Hospital and listed in serious but stable condition, police said.
The incident unfolded at about 10:30 a.m. in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. A law enforcement official said investigators were still gathering information on the circumstances surrounding the shooting but initial indications are that the child was accidentally shot by his or her father.
Two men in Whitley County managed to get shot by the same bullet Wednesday night.
Kentucky State Police say Matthew N. Goins, 22, and William J. Bennett, 22, were target shooting in an area along KY-904 east of Williamsburg when the gun jammed. As the two men were trying to clear the jam, the gun fired, hitting Goins in the hand and Bennett in the leg.
EMS took both men to Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin for treatment of minor injuries.
Police say they determined the shooting was accidental and don’t plan to file any charges.