At Florida’s ‘Shoot Straight’ Gun Range, Man Accidentally Shoots Himself And A Friend
A man ended up shooting himself and his friend at the “Shoot Straight” gun range in Florida when he tried to unjam a 9mm semi-automatic, according to the police. “One of them, I guess, thought he could teach the other he could shoot,” Sgt Mark Stein said.
The man acting as an instructor tried to unjam the 9mm Smith & Wesson, which was owned by someone else at the range, Stein said, when he inadvertently pulled the trigger.
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According to the Orlando Sentinel, the men were at the Shoot Straight gun range in Casselberry, Fla. One of them tried to unjam the handgun but accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting himself in the finger, police told the paper. The bullet went through his friend’s thigh and ended up in a nearby wall, police said.
Both men were expected to recover, Sgt. Mark Stein told the newspaper. They were taken to the hospital, Stein said. Neither of their names were released.
A witness quoted by the Sentinel called it “just a case of stupidity.”
“He shot himself in his own finger,” Stein said. The bullet then went through his friend’s thigh and embedded itself in a wall.[su_sky_ad]