Accidental shooting kills Ghent man, 47
GHENT — A Columbia County man was killed on Thanksgiving Day by an accidental gunshot, authorities said.
Robert Taylor, 47, of 433 Route 9, Ghent, died as a result of the shooting, Columbia County Sheriff David Harrison Jr. said. Other family members at home at the time were not injured, he said.
Police received a 911 call of the shooting shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Authorities did not say who was handling the gun at the time of the shooting. The investigation is continuing.
I know this story is full of holes, so to speak, but I dont understand how this can be an "accidental" shooting inside someone's home. Someone's finger had to be on the trigger of a loaded gun, and pull it. How is that an accident?
I can see possible scenarios of accidental shootings, but this one appears to be stupidity, not an accident, or negligence.
If any new follow-ups come out, I'll post them.