A police officer killing his wife is among today’s fatalities due to gun negligence. It’s all just one day in America.
A short synopsis of the past 24 can be found below, and you can visit Marc’s post for today for full details.
Police in Wanakee, Wisconsin report that “A 40-year-0ld man and an 18-year-old woman were each shot in the leg” as a “result of an accidental discharge of a gun.”
Authorities report “A 72-year-old man was shot in the head — apparently by a stray bullet — as he was driving east of McAlester on Monday afternoon,” and law enforcement officers are considering the shooting to be the result of an accident.
A 15-year-old girl from Dayton, Ohio, remains in critical condition after being shot in the head “during a fight with one of her siblings;” it damaged one of her eyes. A police sergeant said that the girl was home alone with four other children at the time of the incident. “Police said investigators are still gathering facts in the case, and no charges have been filed to any children or parents, WHIO-TV in Dayton reported. It is unknown from where the children obtained the weapon and which child fired the gun.”
East Ridge, Tennessee, police report that “a 15-year-old has been charged with reckless homicide after shooting 16-year-old Monserrate Ferrer.” The suspect’s aunt reported the shooting to 911, saying the boys were spending the night together. According to her, the two boys found the gun on the side of the road; the police report notes that “the shooter stated he didn’t know the weapon was loaded when he pointed it at the victim and shot him.”
A Lancaster, Pennsylvania, police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound after accidentally firing his handgun “during a training exercise,” striking himself in the leg.
Louisiana State police report that 29-year-old Ivy Thibodeaux, an Addis police officer, shot and killed his wife Emily Thibodeaux, 23, after accidentally firing his gun while cleaning it. “No charges have been filed and an investigation is ongoing,” according to local news reports.
Stephen Davis, a Connecticut State Trooper, was killed in Maverick County, Texas (southeast of San Antonio) as the result of an accidental shooting. The Maverick County Sheriff’s Office reported in a statement that another man at the scene told investigators he shot at a wild hog during a hunting excursion, but accidentally hit Davis in the chest.
Police officers in Citrus Heights, Florida, responding to a shooting call, arrived and “found a 46 year old woman dead in her apartment of a gunshot wound to her upper body.” Police have been unable to determine whether the shooting was the result of an accident, a homicide or a suicide.
New Orleans, Louisiana, police report that a 20-year-old man in in the hospital in stable condition after being “accidentally shot in the stomach by his friend. “According to preliminary information from NOPD, 19-year-old Michael Harris and the victim were ‘playing’ with a loaded pistol.” According to online court records, the individual firing the gun has been charged with negligent injuring.
Chicago police report a 19-year-old man walked into a South Side hospital “with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the finger.” According to investigators, he claimed he accidentally shot himself and remains hospitalized in “good condition.”
A Malakoff, Texas, area woman received a non-life threatening injury when she was accidentally shot in the leg by her 23-year old son. According to police her husband, frustrated by recent vandalism in the area, fired a gun in the air after hearing a noise outside and observing a vehicle leaving the scene and then returning. His 23-year-old son, thinking the first round had come from the car, fired a shot – accidentally wounding his mother.