A 34-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday after a friend shot him accidentally, police said.
The man, the friend and a few other people were at a house in Riverton, near 1400 W. 11940 South. The friend was cleaning a handgun when it went off about 2 p.m., and the bullet hit the man in the stomach, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.
A woman, who was accidentally shot early Saturday morning in downtown Colorado Springs, is expected to recover.
Police say the victim checked into Memorial Hospital shortly after 2 a.m. with a gunshot wound to both of her legs. She initially told police she was shot by someone in the parking lot behind businesses on Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street.
When police interviewed witnesses in the area, they uncovered a different story.
Police say the woman knocked a loaded handgun off the passenger seat of her boyfriend’s vehicle when she got into that vehicle. When the gun hit the floorboard, it discharged. The bullet passed through both of her calves.
Alice Boland, 28, who was charged in 2005 with threatening to assassinate PresidentGeorge W. Bush and members of Congress as she waited in line at U.S. Customs, is again charged with plotting a violent attack. On Monday, after pacing in front of the school gates during car pool and visibly swinging a gun, she tried to shoot two faculty members: the director of the high school, Mary Schweers, and an English teacher, Chris Hughes.
The police charged Ms. Boland with attempted murder and unlawful carrying of a firearm. The only thing that stopped her, they said, was that she did not realize the gun was locked.
“We were very fortunate she did not know how to take the lock off, or this could have been a tragedy,” said Earl Woodham, a spokesman in Charlotte for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
8-year-old accidentally shoots man in the head, authorities say
February 10, 2013 | 10:46 am
An 8-year-old boy found a loaded gun in a Riverside County home and accidentally shot a man in the head who was one floor below, authorities said.
The boy found the .45-caliber semiautomatic gun in a dresser drawer in the home in the 7000 block of Elm Grove in Eastvale on Saturday, authorities said.
Police: Man accidentally shoots self in Dauphin County stand-off
One man was taken to the hospital after police say he shot himself during a standoff early Monday morning.
He told them he accidentally shot himself, police said.
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. (KSWT News 13) - A man was accidentally shot and killed by a pastor.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old boy has been fatally shot in Memphis.
Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph says officers were called to a home at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
When officers arrived, they found a 4-year-old boy who had been shot. The boy died at the scene.
Rudolph says a preliminary investigation shows the child was playing with the gun when he accidentally shot himself.
BUTTE — Butte police say a 23-year-old man was accidentally shot as he tried to break up a fight between two people.
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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah parole officer shot his own leg by accident during a gun exam.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the veteran officer was hospitalized Monday after pulling the trigger at Utah's police academy. No one else was injured.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
A 4-year-old’s mother has been charged after police say the girl found a gun and accidentally shot herself.
Investigators said the girl found the gun in her mother’s bedroom Monday evening and somehow shot herself.
Man Shot in the Back; Deputies Make Arrest
He is currently listed in serious but stable condition. Although investigators believe the shooting was accidental, they say whenever a deadly weapon is involved serious charges must follow.
MCBRIDGE, Mich. (WOOD) - A bullet shot during target practice inside a building went through a wall and hit a vehicle passing by.
One of the rounds missed the fabricated backstop, went through the west wall of the building and struck Davis’ vehicle, according to a news release.
Man shot, bullet mysteriously vanishes
By Will E Sanders
COVINGTON - Starr Scott of Covington enjoys walking along the old railroad tracks on his Range Line Road property in Covington, but a stroll down the old rail line on Sunday proved uncharacteristically eventful when he was shot in the hip unexpectedly.
Scott said he initially heard gunshots in the area of his walk, but when he witnessed rounds coming through the brush near him the 58-year-old man ran from the scene in haste.
And that's when an errant round struck him in the right hip.
Once two friends drove him to the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the hospital to investigate the shooting.
There was just one problem: the bullet Scott was struck with had mysteriously vanished.
Several X-rays of Scott's hip and abdominal area revealed no bullet and an exit wound was not present, according to one sheriff's report.
Authorities and hospital staff believe the bullet "did not penetrate all the way and fell out while Mr. Scott was running back to his shop," reports stated.
MOBILE, Al.a (WPMI) Mobile Police say one person was shot along the MAMGA Parade route Tuesday afternoon.
The call went out around 1:30 p.m.
Officials say it happened near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and and Lexington before the parade rolled.
Police tell us the victim accidentally shot himself.
A man accidentally shot himself inside a vehicle Tuesday night near the 3300 block of Roanoke Ave.
Mondex Man Shoots Himself in the Head, Accidentally, After an Argument
At 8 p.m. Tuesday, a gunshot rang out from 1696 Rosewood Street in Bunnell’s Mondex neighborhood (also known as Daytona North). Paulette Berry, 46, told 911 that her husband, 53-year-old Howard Berry, had shot himself in the head. But he was walking around. The property is between Mahogany Blvd. and Walnut Ave.
Md. police trainee remains critical after he's shot in head accidentally during exercise
Article by: ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press
Updated: February 13, 2013 - 2:28 PM
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore police commissioner has suspended some training academy staff after a campus police trainee was accidentally shot in the head by an instructor.
Strange and tragic story out of South Africa as Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius—the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics—allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend in the early morning hours after mistaking her for an intruder at his Silver Lakes home.
Pistorius, known as Blade Runner for his custom running prosthetics, made headlines this past summer after running in the 400 m and 4 x 400 m relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The South African runner has a long and storied Paralympics career, and has been decorated for his achievements both on and off the track.
According to South African police, Pistorius’ girlfriend was shot in the head and arm and died at the scene. Police reportedly took the 26-year-old into custody for questioning about the incident.
A Rome man was taken to Floyd Medical Center Wednesday night after police said he accidentally shot himself in the left ankle in the parking lot of the Shannon Diner, 4525 Calhoun Road.
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A Fort Smith shooting suspect tells 5NEWS he accidentally shot his aunt while high on methamphetamine.
Dustin Trowbridge, 19, was arrested on suspicion of first degree murder around 6 a.m. at a house at 1319 North Greenwood in the death of his aunt 25-year-old Rita Anderson, according to Fort Smith Police.