Shopper Wounded by Misfire at Calif. Gun Range

Shopper Wounded by Misfire at Calif. Gun Range

LOS ANGELES (May 18) -- File this under: Things not to do at a gun range.

A man who was checking his firearms at a store's indoor shooting range in the suburban city of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., pulled the trigger on what he thought was an empty .45 caliber handgun -- and wounded a woman shopping some 100 feet away, authorities said,

The unidentified 52-year-old man was checking in six handguns Sunday afternoon at the front counter of Bass Pro Shop when he realized the hammer on one of the guns was cocked, sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller told the Los Angeles Times. The magazine had been removed from the gun and, thinking the gun was unloaded, the man pulled the trigger to release the hammer.

But there was still a round in the gun and it fired, the bullet creasing the buttocks of woman shopper.

She was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. Authorities were treating the incident as an accident and said charges were unlikely.

"The store has very specific guidelines to ensure safety," Miller said. They include locking weapons until the range master unlocks them at the indoor shooting range.

"This particular time there was an accidental discharge," she added

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4 years 32 weeks ago, 4:43 PM

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dumb ass

you don't "think",you "know".

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 32 weeks ago, 5:32 PM

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Exactly LBC, Exactly. I tell my boys, I don't care if you watched them check it, you check it anyways. nuf said!

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 32 weeks ago, 5:52 PM

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Guns don't kill people, unloaded guns do.

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