Man Dies From Accidental Shooting Trying To Prove Gun Isn’t Loaded
3-year-old accidentally shoots 9-year-old sister in head, police say
Irondale police Chief Ken Atkinson tells AL.com that the shooting took place Saturday afternoon at their
grandparents' house in a Birmingham suburb.
He says the grandfather had left a loaded pistol on a bedroom nightstand, where the boy found it.
Atkinson says the incident seems to be a "tragic accident," but an investigation is underway. Detectives
were interviewing other relatives in the home at the time of the shooting.
The girl was flown to Children's of Alabama with life-threatening injuries, AL.com reports.
3-year-old accidentally shoots mother in head
KENTWOOD, MI -- A 26-year-old woman is expected to recover after her
3-year-old child accidentally discharged a gun, striking her in the head.
The shooting happened at a home in the 5700 block of East Grove Drive
SE in Kentwood, near 60th Street and East Paris Avenue.
Police and rescuers were called to the home about 2:40 p.m. Saturday.
Few details were immediately available, but ambulance workers reported
the woman was shot in the back of the head.
She was conscious and talking with rescuers. She was transported to
Spectrum Health Butterworth hospital.
...this is one of those fields on which I am rendered speechless on how come America is autistic...get rid of the 2 amendment for Christ sake.
3-Year-Old Shot Himself In The Head While Playing With A Gun
The Sheriff's Office said three-year-old Gavin Pittman of Apison died after he was playing with a gun
and shot himself in the head.
Authorities said, "The Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the death of Gavin Pittman was
caused by a 'gunshot wound of the head', and the manner of death to be 'accidental' Furthermore,
the Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Gavin 'shot himself while playing with a gun.' "
He was in a vehicle at the time.
Oregon man accidently shoots himself in store checkout line
On Sunday, Police Officers responded to McKay’s Market in Lincoln City on a reported gunshot wound.
Upon arrival, it was discovered a male, identified as 29-year-old Nicholas J. Ellingford of Lincoln City
had sustained an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to his groin area and leg.
Investigation revealed that Ellingford was inside the store and as he was waiting in the checkout line,
he un-holstered a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol from his waist band so that he could show it off
to a friend.
As Ellingford was placing the firearm back in the front of his pants near the zipper and button areas,
he accidently pulled the trigger causing the firearm to discharge.
The bullet entered into Ellingford’s groin area before exiting out the lower thigh of his leg, narrowly
missing is femoral artery.
Officers on scene immediately rendered first aid before medics arrived to take over treatment.
Ellingford was transported code-3 to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital where he was immediately
flown, via Life Flight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
No one else was injured in this incident, however a criminal investigation is ongoing, as Ellingford
did not have a concealed handgun license and his act was found to be reckless since it placed several
people in danger.
5-year-old boy dead after apparent accidental shooting in St. Cloud
Police are investigating after an apparent accidental shooting in St. Cloud left a 5-year-old boy dead.
It happened just after 3 p.m. Friday on the 800 block of 10th Avenue North. Police arrested a 35-year-old
Chicago man, who authorities say is a felon who was in possession of a stolen firearm, and was negligent
in storing the weapon. He is in the Stearns County Jail.
Megan Walsh is the lead volunteer for the Be SMART campaign in Minnesota, created by the gun violence
prevention organization Moms Demand Action.
“It’s always devastating to hear about the loss of any child, and even more so when it’s a situation where
this could have been prevented with secure storage of a firearm,” Walsh said. “This happens more than
we ever want to know. Approximately 350 children under the age of 18 … are able to access a loaded
firearm and discharge it unintentionally, and either harm themselves or another person.”
She says gun safety advocates are pushing for safe storage and background check laws in Minnesota and
across the country...
WESLEY CHAPEL — Two armed intruders were shot dead and a third was wounded when a homeowner fired on them early Friday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
The homeowner said he was inside his home playing video games when at about 12:43 a.m. he heard the glass of his laundry room door shatter, according to a sheriff’s report. He saw an arm reach inside to unlock the door. Then the homeowner said he saw a masked man walk in and aim a gun at him.
The homeowner said he grabbed his Glock 9mm pistol, which was just a few feet away, and fired several times at the intruder. He saw the intruder fall down, the report said.
Then a second masked intruder entered the house, and the homeowner said he fired at him, too. That intruder also collapsed.
The masked men were aiming their weapons at the homeowner when they were shot, said Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco.