KC police officer recovering after shooting his foot
By CHRISTINE VENDEL
The Kansas City Star
A Kansas City police officer accidentally shot his foot Friday as he prepared to help secure a beauty salon where an armed robber had holed up.
The patrol officer was near his vehicle, loading a round in his AR-15 rifle when the rifle discharged. The officer, who is one of the department’s firearm instructors, underwent surgery Saturday and may need additional surgery.
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Brand said Petersen had cleaned the pistol and was putting it into a holster when Petersen’s wife asked him whether it was possible to pull the trigger when the weapon was holstered.
In attempting to answer that question, Petersen triggered the action while holding the gun and holster in his left hand, accidentally firing a shot. The slug struck his left index finger between the first and second joint, damaging the bone, Brand said.
A 5-year-old Mountain Village girl died Monday afternoon in a shooting by her older brother, according to Alaska State Troopers.
A Tuesday AST dispatch says troopers from St. Mary's responded at about 2:20 p.m. Monday to the shooting.
“Investigation revealed that an 8-year-old boy was playing with a Ruger 10/22 (rifle) that he had used the day before to go hunting, when he shot his 5-year-old sister, killing her,” troopers wrote.
A 5-year-old boy who was playing with a .22-caliber rifle accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister in Cumberland County on Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the state police.
The shooting happened just after 1 p.m. at a home on Lawson's Bottom Road.
The 2-year-old was taken to Cumberland County Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday.
Cumberland County Coroner Gary White identified the girl as Caroline Sparks.
He said the children's mother was at home when the shooting occurred, and the gun was a gift the boy received last year.
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Police said the step-brothers were playing with a gun at their home when it discharged. When the 15-year-old handed the gun to his younger step-brother, his finger was still on the trigger. When boy took the weapon, the trigger was accidentally pulled. The gun discharged and the younger step-brother was struck in the head.
An off-duty Bexar County sheriff's deputy was shot in the shoulder Wednesday evening by the startled owner of a North Side home that the lawman's wife, a real estate agent, was showing to a client.
Christopher Saxon, a 20-year veteran, was in stable condition at University Hospital and was expected to make a full recovery, said Paul Berry, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.
Berry said Saxon was with his wife, who was showing a client a home in the 2600 block of Grayson Way. After knocking and ringing the doorbell several times, she entered assuming no one was home, Berry said.
The owner was in the shower, however, and told police she was startled when she heard voices. She fired a single shot, hitting Saxon in the shoulder.
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Osage police officer suspended after accidental shooting
May 1, 2013 By Radio Iowa Contributor
A police officer in the Mitchell County town of Osage has been put on administrative leave for an accidental shooting that occurred on Saturday. Police Chief Brian Wright says officer Brad Evans was off duty while showing Hakkon Rosendahl a personal weapon.
The weapon fired, hitting Rosendahl in the hand. Rosendahl was taken in a personal vehicle to the Mitchell County Regional Health Care Center
9-year-old Auburn girl shot by 7-year-old brother
AUBURN — A 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the leg by her 7-year-old brother Wednesday night in Auburn, police said.
The girl was rushed to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
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People WITHOUT guns r stupid too.
but thay caused other accidental injuries,
for a long time, e.g. drunken driving
or just stupid driving
BRIGHTON, Ala. (AP) - Police in the Birmingham area say a 4-year-old boy is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head after an apparent accidental shooting.
AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/12z7N69 ) that Brighton police were called to a residence late Friday afternoon and found the wounded boy. He was taken to Children's of Alabama hospital.
Police say the boy and a 4-year-old girl were in a bedroom and one apparently got hold of a gun, though police weren't sure which.
Accidental Shooting Death in Teton County
By Kari Eakins posted May 3, 2013 at 1:51PM
Teton County Sheriff’s officers are investigating an apparent accidental shooting death involving a 20-year-old man.
Sheriff’s Lt. Bob Gilliam says the call came in about 1:30 a.m. Friday and responding officers found the man sitting on a couch with a gunshot wound to his head and the gun still in his hand.