Category Archives: Accidental Shooting

Killed – Girl – Elyssia (Ellie) Marie Karlsen (Hopkinsville, KY)

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A 6-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 4-year-old brother in an accidental shooting in Christian County on Sunday.

The girl was flown to a hospital and taken off life-support Sunday night hours after the accident.

Hopkinsville Police say the children’s grandfather had pulled his pistol out to clean and thought it was unloaded. He says his grandson picked it up, and pointed it at his sister when it accidentally went off.

http://www.lex18.com/news/6-year-old-accidentally-shot-killed-by-younger-brother/

http://surfky.com/index.php/obituaries/local/christian/33968-elyssia-ellie-marie-karlsen-6

http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/16736432.php?

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?n=elyssia-marie-karlsen-ellie&pid=165649077

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?n=elyssia-marie-karlsen&pid=165667283

http://www.kentuckynewera.com/obituaries/article_e0f14902-e38d-11e2-8857-001a4bcf887a.html

Killed – Male Teen – Trey Stahl (Marrero, LA)

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A 23-year-old Gretna man told investigators that he was showing off his recently purchased AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to a group of friends on Sunday morning when it accidentally discharged and killed a 16-year-old friend from Marrero, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Trey Stahl, 16, of the 2800 block of Barataria Boulevard in Marrero, was found by first responders with a gunshot to his neck, lying dead on the kitchen floor.

Christian Cardon, 23, told investigators he didn’t know there was a bullet in the chamber of his new AR-15 semi-automatic rifle when he pulled the trigger early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred around 1 a.m. in the 2000 block of James Drive in Marrero and left the mother of the shooting victim seeking answers to several questions.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/06/gretna_man_accidentally_shoots.html

http://theadvocate.com/news/6393819-123/marrero-teen-killed-shooter-said

http://www.wwltv.com/news/16-year-old-dead-in-Marrero-accidental-shooting-213737631.html

http://hinterlandgazette.com/2013/06/marrero-teen-trey-stahl-fatally-shot-shooter-christian-cardon-says-was-accident.html

http://wgno.com/2013/06/30/marrero-shooting-accident/#axzz30fKhZC8I

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=trey-alexander-stahl-tazz&pid=165656599&fhid=2622

Killed – Male Teen – Austin McBride (Springfield, KY)

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A 16-year-old boy died Saturday after accidentally shooting himself outside his home in Springfield.

Austin McBride apparently was cleaning his .22-caliber handgun in preparation for a gun show when it went off, shooting him in the stomach, according to a Washington County sheriff’s office report.

McBride was flown to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville and was declared dead by coroner Joanne Farmer about 4 p.m., according to the report.

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/07/01/2700001/teen-dies-after-accidentally-shooting.html

http://www.lex18.com/news/washington-county-teen-dies-after-accidental-shooting/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thespringfieldsun/obituary.aspx?pid=165756238

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?n=austin-mcbride&pid=165636949&fhid=16006

Killed – Male Teen – Malcolm Whitney (Chicago, IL)

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A 16-year-old Hyde Park Academy basketball player died Friday morning after a gun discharged in his South Shore neighborhood home, and authorities are investigating the circumstances but said it could be accidental.

Malcolm Whitney suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 7500 block of South Kingston Avenue this morning and was pronounced dead at 10:34 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

June 30, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The older brother of a Chicago honor student who was shot and killed has been charged in the teenage boy’s death.

Michael Whitney, 19, was facing with involuntary manslaughter charges Sunday. According to Chicago police, he was playing with a handgun in a home Friday, pointed the weapon in the direction of his brother, 16-year-old Malcolm Whitney, and shot the Hyde Park High School student in the head, killing him.

Malcolm Whitney was an honor roll student with a 3.8 GPA and standout basketball player at the school.

Malcolm Whitney was shot around 9:45 a.m. Friday in his South Side home in the 7500 block of South Kingston Avenue, officials said.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-officials-teens-fatal-shooting-could-be-accidental-20130628,0,1716779.story

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?id=9157046

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Basketball–213713691.html

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130629/south-shore-above-79th/death-of-hyde-park-academy-basketball-player-ruled-homicide

http://ballislife.com/malcolm-whitney/

http://kollegekidd.com/news/rising-chicago-prep-basketball-star-michael-whitney-shot-to-death-by-own-brother

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/malcolm-whitney/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-06-29/news/chi-basketball-stars-death-deemed-homicide-20130629_1_gunshot-wound-basketball-star-homicide

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/prep-rally/budding-chicago-prep-basketball-star-dies-hands-brother-093720803.html

http://www.highschoolcubenews.com/news_article/show/267752

Killed – Man (Houston, TX)

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A man died when he apparently accidently shot himself in the head with a revolver at a business in southwest Houston early Thursday morning.

The shooting happened at about 2:30 a.m., at 8331 Beechnut near the Southwest Freeway, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police said witnesses told investigators they were in a parking lot at the back of the business when the man arrived and started showing off a revolver he was carrying. He appeared to be very drunk, they told police.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Man-playing-with-gun-fatally-shoots-himself-4626478.php

http://www.khou.com/news/local/Police-Man-thought-gun-was-unloaded-when-he-shot-himself-in-head-213286101.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Qiana Moore (Buford, GA)

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Authorities now believe that a 70-year-old park ranger shot at Buford Dam Park last month was accidentally struck by a woman committing suicide.

The woman, 34-year-old Qiana Moore, shot D. Perry Wright in the abdomen while shooting herself at the Lower Overlook area of the park on June 27.

Ranger Wright and his family wish to express their extreme gratitude to those that responded to the incident of Wednesday evening; the Gwinnett County Police Department, paramedics and first responders, and the citizens who stopped and provided assistance. They are also overwhelmed with the number of messages they are receiving communicating concern, blessings, and wishes for a full recovery.

Ranger Wright is doing well in his recovery and expects to be discharged from the hospital sometime this week. Although additional recovery time will be needed at home, he looks forward to returning to the job he loves and particularly interacting and teaching children about water safety. As he is recovering, he often speaks of the joy it brings him to make a difference in these youngsters’ lives as he teaches them how to be safe around the water.

The family wishes to express their thanks and requests the media to allow them privacy for rest and recovery time.

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — A park ranger has undergone surgery after being shot Wednesday at Lake Lanier by a woman who apparently committed suicide, officials said.

The ranger, D.P.Wright, 70, who was not armed, was preparing to close the Lower Overlook area of the park around 10:00 PM. As he was driving through the parking lot in his marked park ranger pickup truck, he noticed a woman sitting in a passenger car.

Wright said he approached the car to notify her that the park was closed. The woman, identified as Qiana Moore, 34, of Woodstock, produced a handgun and fired one shot, striking Wright in the abdomen.

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2014/03/05/1939668/

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jun/28/police-georgia-park-ranger-may-have-been-shot-acci/

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2013/jun/26/park-ranger-shot-buford-dam-park/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-look-possibility-park-ranger-shooting-may-b/nYYqW/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/police-park-ranger-shooting-was-accidental/nYbSQ/

http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=262982

Double Shooting – Wounded – Park Ranger (Buford, GA)

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Authorities now believe that a 70-year-old park ranger shot at Buford Dam Park last month was accidentally struck by a woman committing suicide.

The woman, 34-year-old Qiana Moore, shot D. Perry Wright in the abdomen while shooting herself at the Lower Overlook area of the park on June 27.

Ranger Wright and his family wish to express their extreme gratitude to those that responded to the incident of Wednesday evening; the Gwinnett County Police Department, paramedics and first responders, and the citizens who stopped and provided assistance. They are also overwhelmed with the number of messages they are receiving communicating concern, blessings, and wishes for a full recovery.

Ranger Wright is doing well in his recovery and expects to be discharged from the hospital sometime this week. Although additional recovery time will be needed at home, he looks forward to returning to the job he loves and particularly interacting and teaching children about water safety. As he is recovering, he often speaks of the joy it brings him to make a difference in these youngsters’ lives as he teaches them how to be safe around the water.

The family wishes to express their thanks and requests the media to allow them privacy for rest and recovery time.

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — A park ranger has undergone surgery after being shot Wednesday at Lake Lanier by a woman who apparently committed suicide, officials said.

The ranger, D.P.Wright, 70, who was not armed, was preparing to close the Lower Overlook area of the park around 10:00 PM. As he was driving through the parking lot in his marked park ranger pickup truck, he noticed a woman sitting in a passenger car.

Wright said he approached the car to notify her that the park was closed. The woman, identified as Qiana Moore, 34, of Woodstock, produced a handgun and fired one shot, striking Wright in the abdomen.

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2014/03/05/1939668/

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jun/28/police-georgia-park-ranger-may-have-been-shot-acci/

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2013/jun/26/park-ranger-shot-buford-dam-park/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-look-possibility-park-ranger-shooting-may-b/nYYqW/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/police-park-ranger-shooting-was-accidental/nYbSQ/

http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=262982