November 26th, 2007 10:48 AM
10:00 PM PST on Friday, November 23, 2007
Man accidentally shoots himself in head
A man was killed Friday morning when he accidentally shot himself in the head at a Riverside firing range.
Police were called at about 10:15 a.m. to the shooting at the Riverside Magnum indoor public shooting range in the 12000 block of Sampson Avenue in Riverside, Riverside police Lt. Paul Villanueva said in a report.
Police said Alexander Charles Ross, 26, of Riverside had been there for about six minutes when he accidentally shot himself once in the head while loading a handgun. Security cameras at the privately owned firing range showed that the shooting appeared to be accidental, Villanueva said.
The man was shot with a .40 caliber handgun and died at the shooting range.
November 26th, 2007 11:03 AM
I changed the thread title, as it seems unfair to aim the incident at any one state!! Foolish people exist everywhere
Certainly a wierd ''accident'' - due no doubt to total lack of observance of even one of the four rules. .40 cal to head sure sounds pretty terminal.
Somewhat of a challenge tho to conjure up a picture of quite how this was achieved - I guess Darwin notches up another!!
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November 26th, 2007 11:07 AM
I imagine he was loading it?
November 26th, 2007 11:39 AM
November 26th, 2007 11:47 AM
I'm with Chris.
I still cannot figure out how someone could do that while loading.
November 26th, 2007 11:54 AM
I'm guessing he put in a mag, the dropped the slide while the gun was not pointing downrange, finger on the trigger?
November 26th, 2007 01:50 PM
Maybe scratching his head (had an itch)?
Checking to see if the barrel was clear?
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November 26th, 2007 01:53 PM
I don't see how you could do it either.
You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.
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November 26th, 2007 01:55 PM
Taking the slow, the stupid, and the infirmed since animal ate animal.
November 26th, 2007 02:15 PM
Actually, as a Californian I think we have a higher share of foolish idiots. In fact, we have so many that every couple of years we send several dozen of them to Washington D.C. and Sacramento.
Originally Posted by P95Carry
My apologies, did I say that out loud.
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November 26th, 2007 05:36 PM
You have been found guilty of political incorrectness. You will attend a sensitivity training class tutored by Nancy Pelosi for six-weeks.
Originally Posted by BigEFan
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November 26th, 2007 07:24 PM
Wolf, I think that constitutes Cruel and Unusual Punishment even in CA... with the exception of SanFran
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
November 26th, 2007 08:02 PM
Unless it was suicidal...made to look accidental (insurance)...just thoughts.
November 26th, 2007 08:19 PM
Suicide, not accident?
It is really hard for me to imagine how one could accidentally shoot onesself in the head at an indoor range. Sadly, a few months back there was a suicide at the local range I go to. I hate to second guess the pros who looked at the security tape, but it sounds awfully too weird for an accident.
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