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Accidental Shooting Results in Serious Leg Injury


November 04, 2016
Friday PM

(SitNews) Thorne Bay, Alaska - A 29 year old female suffered serious leg trauma when the firearm she was removing from the rear seat area of a vehicle went off. The bullet struck the female in the leg.

According to information released by the Alaska State Troopers in Klawock, notification was received from the Thorne Bay Village Protection Safety Officer (VPSO)Wednesday of the gunshot wound victim while she was being transported via ambulance from the Sandy Beach area of Thorne Bay to the Alicia Roberts Clinic in Klawock. The female was treated at the Alicia Roberts Clinic and was expected to be medivaced with serious leg trauma.

The name of the victim was not released.

There are no second chances with a gun and the rules for safe gun handling must always be followed to avoid accidents. Just recently the death of a young man in Juneau died when attempting to free a shotgun from the backseat of a truck, holding it by the barrel. The gun apparently went off, shooting the victim at close range in the chest.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) recommends you ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use and to ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.


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Reporting & Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Alaska Department of Public Safety



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