Multiple Cases in the last two days of stupid gun owners contributing to murder and mayhem…
A Georgia girl was killed in an apparently accidental shooting that also wounded her mother.
Marsha Lynch said she was braiding her daughter’s hair when a handgun fell to the floor and fired, striking her in the leg and then shooting her 8-year-old daughter in the head.
Sharia Lynch died from the gunshot wound before she could be airlifted to an area hospital.
Michael Santiago needed a gun.
He was a former gang member who had snitched on his old crew and now feared for his life. So Santiago purchased a pistol on the street and kept it in the kitchen just in case.
Whether he needed to show his 6-year-old son the weapon, however, is something that will likely haunt Santiago for the rest of his life.
On Saturday night, Santiago’s security scheme went horribly wrong when his son found the loaded gun. The boy, who has not been named by police, then began playing “cops and robbers” with his younger brother, 3-year-old Eian, when the gun suddenly went off.
The bullet struck Eian in the face, killing him.
Two people were shot in Tombstone, Arizona, during a gunfight reenactment when one of the actors allegedly used real bullets.
One of the actors, Tom Carter, was late to the performance and his weapon wasn’t checked, according to News 4 Tucson. During the shootout, he allegedly hit actor Ken Curtis with a real bullet.
Both were members of the Tombstone Vigilantes performance group.
“The Vigilantes immediately stopped the show and Tom was relieved of his weapon,” Bob Randall, the city’s marshall, said in a statement cited by the Tucson Sentinel. “During inspection of his weapon, it was discovered that there was one live round in the cylinder withfive expended casings indicating the gun had held six live rounds prior to the skit.”
An investigation is underway into how man accidentally shot himself in the hand inside Green Top, a hunting and fishing store in Ashland. The man arrived at Green Top Saturday afternoon with several hand guns and long guns looking for help getting them cleared, investigators said.
“As the owner of the weapon and another [person] were handling the weapon to remove the rounds, the weapon accidentally discharged and the weapon owner was struck in his hand and received non-life threatening injuries,” Hanover Sheriff’s Office spokesman Major Mike Trice.
A father who was inside the store with his children at the time of the shooting said the incident terrified his kids.
A Salina man is taken to the hospital after shooting himself in the leg.
It happened inside a movie theatre at Central Mall during a showing Friday night.
Police say the shooting was accidental.
Witnesses it happened 45 minutes into the movie.
“At first what popped into my mind was that someone popped a bag of candy or something and goofing off or something,” said Heather Myers, who was inside the theatre when the shooting happened.
Then seconds later, a man sitting three rows behind Heather and her husband Domenic, yells out for help.
“This guy started shouting ‘Oh my God, I just shot myself! I just got my concealed and carry,’ and then everybody jumped up and that’s when we heard call 9-11.