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Accidental Shooting of Colorado Man by a Friend - He's Dead

Posted on the 22 May 2012 by Mikeb302000
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports
A Colorado Springs man shot Saturday while looking at a gun, died from his injuries early Sunday.
Police have identified the victim as 27-year-old James Crouch.
Police say Crouch was looking at a gun with 22-year-old David McRea. Police say the gun McRea was holding fired, shooting Crouch in the chest.
Stephen Stanulonis, who lives in an apartment in the building, said the shooting happened on the front porch.
He said it sounded like a cannon shot. “Then I heard a blood-curdling scream,” he said.
When Stanulonis went to the porch, he saw Crouch with a bullet wound in his chest and several people trying to save his life. He was told that a group of people were looking at guns and, when a gun was handed to McRea, he grabbed it wrong, somehow pulling the trigger.
You know what I'm sick and tired of? I'm sick and tired of the gun crowd telling us gun accidents are too few to worry about. There are over 500 fatalities a year, a couple thousand people wounded, and  nobody knows how many negligent discharges in which no one is hurt. I'd guess tens-of-thousands.
That's too much.
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