Ten injured in shotgun blast at gun show

 

Shotgun barrels and shooter via Shutterstock

The Raw Story

Ten people were hurt Tuesday night when a gun show worker fired a shotgun into the floor, thinking the weapon had been loaded with dummy ammunition.According to Elgin, Illinois Courier-News, the gun was accidentally fired during a gun show at the St. Charles Sportsman’s Club, the area Country Club.

The Kane County Sheriff’s Department reported to the Courier that officers responded to the club, located in Blackberry township, after reports of gunfire.

Seven people were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Three men, ages 81, 60 and 14 were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

A 69-year-old St. Charles man was reportedly handling the shotgun when it went off. The man believed he had placed a “snap cap” in the barrel, a device used to protect the gun’s firing pin when it is in storage. Pointing the barrel of the gun at the floor, the man pulled the trigger, only realizing that he had placed a live shell into the weapon’s chamber when the gun went off, spraying lead shot into the floor, which ricocheted upward, injuring bystanders and the shooter.

Police, sheriff and fire units rushed to the scene, but fortunately, none of the injuries suffered are believed to be life-threatening.

 

3 Comments

Filed under Gun FAILS

3 responses to “Ten injured in shotgun blast at gun show

  1. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    This is more comedy than you get on Comedy Central. Thank you The Fifth Column.

    Like this

  2. Ted

    “Pointing the barrel of the gun at the floor, the man pulled the trigger, only realizing that he had placed a live shell into the weapon’s chamber when the gun went off, spraying lead shot into the floor, which ricocheted upward, injuring bystanders and the shooter.”

    That was NOT an accident. At best, it was premeditated carelessness.
    “According to Elgin, Illinois Courier-News, the gun was accidentally fired during a gun show at the St. Charles Sportsman’s Club”

    Like this

  3. Beth

    Yet another reason for serious gun safety regulations, don’t you think? Of course, it will take many, many more of these incidents before any action might be taken. It’s a pity.

    Like this