Accidental shooting sends two to Renown

mcsostation(Press Release – MCSO)   On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 25th, 2013, at approximately 4:30pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call for medical aid of a possible accidental shooting at the gun range in Bridgeport.

Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies, Mono County Paramedics, and Bridgeport Fire Department were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, it was determined that a father, age 57, and son, age 30, both out of county residents, were shooting at the range and had an accidental discharge of a rifle (.223). The bullet from the rifle struck victim one in his right leg. The bullet penetrated both legs and exited through the left foot. Victim two, who was standing next to victim one, sustained shrapnel injuries. Careflight was requested for both the victims. Antelope Valley Fire Department was put on standby at the Walker Ball Field for one of the two incoming Careflight’s. Victim one was flown from Bridgeport to Renown Medical Center in Reno for treatment of the gunshot wound and shrapnel injuries. Victim two was transported by Mono County Paramedics to the Walker Ball Field and then flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno for treatment of shrapnel injuries.

With unfortunate and accidental incidents such as this, it’s very important to remember basic firearm safety tips to ensure your own safety and the safety of those around you. Always treat all guns as if they are loaded, even if you think they are unloaded. Always keep the gun pointed in the safest possible direction. A “safe direction” is one where an accidental discharge of the gun will not cause any injury or damage. Always keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot. Know your target, its surroundings and beyond. Be aware of all the people around you before you shoot. Know how to properly operate your gun. Remember, it is your personal responsibility to ensure your weapon is secure and safe. Use firearm safety devices on the gun, such as a trigger lock or cable lock. For more gun safety tips, please visit the California Department of Justice Firearms Bureau website at http://oag.ca.gov/firearms.

Written and prepared by: Jennifer Hansen, Public Information Officer

 

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ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
9 years ago

that will never make it

BobK
BobK
9 years ago

Thanks, I fully agree.

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
9 years ago

If I had VISUALLY checked the chamber like I should have, that bed would be alive today, but I didn’t…I was negligent. Maybe I should have said 99.9 % of accidental shootings are avoidable, preventable, and unintentional. OKIE DOKIE ?

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago

hehe Right on Rick

BobK
BobK
9 years ago

So Rick; You purposely shot the bed? It wasn’t an accident? I get what you are saying about negligence, but, “There is no such thing as an accidental shooting” baffles me. By that reasoning, there is no such thing as a vehicle accident unless there was mechanical failure, right? BobK.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
9 years ago
Reply to  BobK

If you accept the reasoning used by the Naval Safety Center there really are no “accidents”. Mishaps all have understandable causes and preventions. I nearly every case a mishap does not occur due to one thing going wrong. There are a chain of events leading up to a mishap, usually… Read more »

Island of lost boys
Island of lost boys
9 years ago

… And it’s been my experience that anyone that insists they must own a machine that spits out umpteen rounds of bullets per minute and can even launch grenades from that machine, has been watching way too many Rambo movies and are pretending to be something or someone they are… Read more »

Mark
Mark
9 years ago

How’d you know I have a 50 cal with a grenade launcher. It will also shoot signal flares which is pretty cool and we’re camping out in the desert.

You know the type - you know the individual
You know the type - you know the individual
9 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Golly gee! Oh boy! Oh boy!
Owning a machine gun and pretending I’m a freedom-fighter keeping them pesky liberals in their place is more fun than sparklers and M-80s any day!
Is this a great country – or what?!!!

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago

You’re so messed up Dr Facts.

Insults v facts
Insults v facts
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

And your well thought out, well-researched, and open-minded contribution to this subject, Big, Al is …?

The pot calling the kettle
The pot calling the kettle
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Now, THAT is funny!
A person who refers to themselves as “Big” calling another person “messed up.”

You are too much, Big.
:

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

LOL brother …. where was I closed minded?

J-Frog
J-Frog
9 years ago
Reply to  Mark

But you can’t play “Combat Action Figure” everyday for the ammo is so expensive nowadays. Cool gun though, I’m all for them being in the right hands, just not for carrying the NRA arguments. To each’s own, I get my rocks off with my Bear Archery Bows.

Tom O.
Tom O.
9 years ago

Sorry Island Boy, Grenade launchers are ILLEGAL as is a fully automatic machine gun. Didnt your mom ever tell you not to judge things you dont know about?Do a little homework please.

Lunatics with machine guns
Lunatics with machine guns
9 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

Here’s the deal Tom O and other God Bless America/machine-gun lovers:
It’s not the machine guns that frighten me – it’s the crazy people who insist on owning machine guns that frighten me.

Tom O.
Tom O.
9 years ago

tell me one person who owns a ‘machine gun’, because it is illegal to own a fully automatic weapon.

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

People do own “machine guns” fully automatic weapons … Whether or not it is illegal or not, some do have them. Not everyone who owns one is crazy, I do not have one, I don’t need one, I don’t really want one, but someone else might. I can do just… Read more »

No cause for sorrow Tommy Boy
No cause for sorrow Tommy Boy
9 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

You sound confused, Tommy O. Machine guns, assault rifles, or whatever label you want to give these “toys” causes no sorrow at all in the difficulty to purchase them. But then again, I’ve moved way beyond playing fantasy gun games as I once did when I was 8 years old.… Read more »

Tom O.
Tom O.
9 years ago

Thanks for the underhanded insult.Is a Hitler reference next? Define an assault weapon, once again,fully automatic weapons are against the law…how about we go after the folks that own all them illegal guns you are so afraid of. Your post is nothing original.

What's in a word
What's in a word
9 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

Tell ya what Tom O. –
Define the word “liberal” for me, then I’ll take a stab at “assault weapon” for ya.
Also try turning off the talk radio and tune in to PBS for a spell.

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

Dr. I don’t get it .. why did the “L” word come into play? what does that do to help?

Tom O.
Tom O.
9 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

PBS is still on? And people listen to it? Wow.

Different Strokes
Different Strokes
9 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

To each his own. Some want to learn different things and find them on the Public Broadcasting Service – others get everything they need from a bloated bigots on talk-radio programs.

And I see Tom O did not try to define the word “liberal.”

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago

Perhaps because definitions separate us further. Give it a rest. Many of us know Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck perform their radio and tv shows for the enormous money and maybe they believed some of their blather. Who knows. Beck makes $90 million a year. Don’t know about RL nor… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago

Yes You’re right there! Some crazy people out there, and they seem to be multiplying rapidly.

Correct me if I'm wrong
Correct me if I'm wrong
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

While growing up, it seemed that every now and then during election time, you would hear something or other about economics or politics. Today, it seems that is ALL we are hearing. It would appear that the country just may be divided into two distinct groups – One group says:… Read more »

Mark
Mark
9 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

Speeding, drinking and driving, and robbing banks is also illegal but people still do it.

Felon’s can’t own guns but they still have them.

Don’t think for a minute people don’t own fully automatic weapons with 200 rounds clips that are also illegal.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
9 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Mark….All you mentioned there is indeed illegal to do…but that don’t mean society,or the governing laws in the Country should make it easier for those that choose to do it,or want to maybe get away with doing it.

Tom O.
Tom O.
9 years ago

Mark, that’s a hunting round for a lot of people. Just because it a powerful caliber or the gun looks scary doesn’t mean that it an ‘assult’ rifle….please define what an ‘assult rifle is.

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
9 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

It’s been my experience that anyone that uses the term “assault rifle”, are people that don’t believe in the 2nd ammendment. just sayin’.

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago

Well in all fairness .. in retrospect, Rick, I think the comment might have been aimed (no pun intended) at pointing out absurdity of how people will try to jump on this story and try to decry gun rights. I hear ya, I get what you’re saying about gun accidents,… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
9 years ago

You just used the term assault rifle. So you don’t believe in the Second Amendment? And no part of the Constitution requires belief. It is not a religious document written by a prophet that needs belief or faith to validate it. The Constitution is the law of the land whether… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
9 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Ken,no disrespect,but the Constitution was written and finalized,I believe in 1787,..almost 230 years ago…long before assault rifles and high-capacity clips were around,and getting into the wrong hands…and long before the monthly wackos go into schools,theaters,fast-food restaurants,and other crowded places to use those weapons on innocent people.Weapons they were easily able… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
9 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne, no offense taken. I think the same. The Constitution is way out of date and should be passed through another Constitutional Congress for revision to bring it into the 21’st Century. But the Courts and the Legislature keep resisting any change — with the encouragement ($$$) of our shadow… Read more »

A simple question
A simple question
9 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Why would anyone think they must absolutely own a machine gun?

A simple answer
A simple answer
9 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Im still trying to find someone that owns a ‘machine gun’.LEGALLY.It just doesnt happen.Is this in the same as “assault weapon”?

J Harris
J Harris
9 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne, no disrespect, but in 1787 the US Constitution was written shortly after a small group of people had taken more abuse than they could stomach from a Monarchy with a penchant for oppressing weaker people, and extracting anything of value. This oppression included most of the things that are… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago

Stuff happens … it’s why you need to be diligent in securing weapons and being safe! .223 rounds are not necessarily assault weapon rounds, what does that have to do with it? There are varmint rifles out there that are chambered in 223. They’re lucky they were close to emergency… Read more »

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

I couldn’t agree more, Al. STUFF HAPPENS… I’m sure you saw your share of negligent handling of guns during your career. BUT, it’s usually a case of mis-handling, or the person is not being familiar with the gun. I once killed the bed in my hotel room in Hawthorne, “by… Read more »

Guns and games
Guns and games
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Neocons/Tea Party folk/et. al love their guns.
Arming themselves with AK-47s is part of their M.O. when the time comes to overthrow the government. (The “liberal” government).
Dangerous games these fools are playing.

Mr. NRA
Mr. NRA
9 years ago
Reply to  Guns and games

Please tell me your not a gun owner…

Machine Gunner
Machine Gunner
9 years ago
Reply to  Guns and games

Keyboard warriors and internet tough guys love to troll all day on blogging sites – it’s their M.O. Unfortunately, when the time comes for them to “put up or shut up…” they will most likely run and hide..

Dangerous games these fools are playing! I agree!

One term and your out
One term and your out
9 years ago
Reply to  Machine Gunner

Machine Gunner sounds like he speaks from experience:
“Keyboard warriors and internet tough guys love to troll all day on blogging sites – it’s their M.O”

Can you say “hypocrite” Machine Gunner.

(boisterous laughter)

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
9 years ago

….Got to agree with machine gunner on this one….Usually,the ones opening their mouths about gun rights and President Obama trying to take them all away,in most cases,from what I’ve seen,those types don’t even own a gun,and if they do,rarely take it out,if at all…A good example is the knuckle-head Sarah… Read more »

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
9 years ago
Reply to  Guns and games

Yes but go easy on those “fools”. Rush comes over to their houses at night and whispers in their ear to make them do it.

Neocons and brainwashing
Neocons and brainwashing
9 years ago
Reply to  Tourbillon

Since you brought up the name, that talk-radio neocon king of the airways doesn’t have to come over to anybody’s house to whisper in their ears. With over 40 million “Down with government!” “Death to Liberals!” “Leave my AK-47 alone!” maniacs religiously tuning in to hear this bloated bigot 3… Read more »

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
9 years ago

You don’t have to tell us you are experiencing “boisterous laughter” and “uncontrollable laughter” with every post my friend. We are familiar with the symptoms of psychosis. Just try to curtail the hysteria in public, it scares the kids and the horses.

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago
Reply to  Tourbillon

LOL Tourbillon .. he whispers the same stuff in Dr Facts ears.

Watch that anger, please
Watch that anger, please
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Thanks for at least being honest for once, Big Al, in admitting you know how the bloated bigot of the airwaves functions.

Tourbillon's code
Tourbillon's code
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

re: Tourbillon’s post: “You don’t have to tell us you are experiencing “boisterous laughter” and “uncontrollable laughter” with every post my friend. We are familiar with the symptoms of psychosis” “Us” Tourbillon? Are you familiar with the symptoms of schizophrenia? (mild guffaws). You really ought to find other hobbies than… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago

Okay. Enough already.
Benett Kessler

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

I’m always honest in my comments, I can only speak for my honesty in how I see things. And it isn’t any anger … just saying … I can speak for myself in that as well. Happy Happy Happy

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
9 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Another inane and witless post from the Man of Multiple Personalities.

(toilet flushing)

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
9 years ago

thats what she said

BobK
BobK
9 years ago

Rick: please explain your reasoning explaining your comment

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
9 years ago
Reply to  BobK

I knew this was comin’…99.9% of the time, a firearm will NOT discharge unless there’s a FINGER on the trigger, meaning, that it is the fault of an irresponsible person handling said firearm. An older, single action revolver might fire if dropped or if the hammer is hit, if the… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
9 years ago

Rick, I’m not diss’n ya bro .. just saying … accidental is not intentional two different animals. If it’s not intentional, it’s an accident. Even your shooting of the hotel bed was an accident, due to your negligence in failing to clear the chamber, and look to see if it… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
9 years ago

Usually, the people who go to the gun ranges are very careful with gun safety. They broke rule number one, don’t point a gun at any one .

J-Frog
J-Frog
9 years ago

Mark & Rick What are both of you talking about? The safest and most careful people can have accident, Like that gun appreciation day they (gun enthusiasts) had a few months ago there was three accidental discharges and one was at the safety check point, yes that’s right, at the… Read more »

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
9 years ago

There’s no such thing as an accidental discharge….

BobK
BobK
9 years ago

Please explain that comment, thanks

Friends of Cash
Friends of Cash
9 years ago

uhhh… yes there is actually. They’re usually called a “negligent” or “unintentional discharge.” Dropping a firearm can also cause an accidental discharge.

Either way, “Big Rick,” I’m sure it was an “accident.”

Mark
Mark
9 years ago

Total FAIL

They are lucky one of them wasn’t killed.

.223 Assult Rifle?

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
9 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Mark….And even LUCKIER some innocent person wasn’t shot and/or killed because of their negligence.We get all this hoop-la about President Obama “trying to take ” guns away….maybe what they should do is DEFINATALLY take all guns out of the hands of irresponsible gun owners.

Tom O.
Tom O.
9 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Lets start by taking them away from criminals.

J-Frog
J-Frog
9 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

I say let’s start by getting money out of politics and overturn citizens united and put a end to corporate person hood, that way we don’t have hidden agendas and big money feeding the american public a bunch of BS/Propaganda, that way we can at least have the peoples best… Read more »

Capitalism 101
Capitalism 101
9 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

There are more people on food stamps in America than any time in our history. The U.S. has also seen an increase in poverty levels, which the Census Bureau puts at 15.9% of the total population, or close to 50 million citizens. The Census Bureau puts close to 50 million… Read more »