One injured in self shooting at Mammoth gun range

Mono County Sheriff’ Office news release

On Friday, June 15, 2018, at 9:08 am, Mono County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shooting at the second gun range east of the geothermal plant.

A 53-year old man and his 15-year old son, both from Orange County, were shooting targets with a .22 caliber rifle and a 9mm handgun.

For undetermined reasons, while shooting the 9mm handgun, the son shot himself.  The son was transported by Mono County paramedics to Mammoth Hospital, where he was stabilized.  Due to the severe nature of his injuries, the son was flown to a trauma hospital in Reno.

Mammoth Lakes Police Department immediately responded and held the scene of the shooting for the Mono County Sheriff’s Office and the Inyo National Forest law enforcement.

Our preliminary investigation determined that the firearms were legally possessed and properly registered by the father.  Both father and son had experience with the weapons being used.  We will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident, but there is no indication of any foul play at this time.

 

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BobK
BobK
4 years ago

What kind of a person would vote “thumbs down” on the last 2 comments?… You need professional help!

Pat
Pat
4 years ago

This was a friend of mine and his son , please hold your off base and disrespectful comments to yourselves.what the family needs is your prayers and support.
Thank you.

Verne
Verne
4 years ago
Reply to  Pat

Pat, everyone involved has my prayers

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago
Reply to  Pat

Pat, how is the kid doing? And mom and dad too?

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago

Firearms require our full attention, I hope he’s okay.

David Dennison
David Dennison
4 years ago

In this day and age of mullinials and irresponsible people,young and old,the day would NEVER come for me to EVER go to a shooting range…there are so many places around this area to shoot and target practice where nobody is around with little to no danger of getting shot.No thanks… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Sure Low-Inyo, you can do that, I just hope you don’t accidently shoot anyone or anything, like unsuspecting cyclists, off roaders, hikers and their dogs and don’t forget to pick up your casings and targets.

David Dennison
David Dennison
4 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

Tinner….silly things to say to me there…When I choose to shoot or target practice,I’m very aware of my backdrop.. I don’t stray-away from that thinking if I happen to see a moving object nearby.And if you knew me,I don’t leave my trash behind for others to clean-up.When I choose to… Read more »