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South Carolina Accidental Shooting - No Charges

Posted on the 20 December 2012 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports
After deputies arrived, they learned that 51-year-old Wesley O’Shield was cleaning a .32-caliber revolver when the weapon accidentally discharged, shooting him in a finger on his right hand. The bullet then struck his son-in-law, 30-year-old Michael Wingo, in the abdomen, according to the statement.
As a precaution, Wingo was transported by helicopter to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, though deputies did not think his injuries were life-threatening. O’Shield was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle.
No charges will be filed in the incident, according to the sheriff’s office.
Bumbling idiots like this should never be allowed near firearms again. There is absolutely no excuse for this kind of negligence.  How stupid do you have to be to clean a gun that's still loaded?
Do you think this is the first "accident" he's ever had?  I doubt that very much.
When these things become a matter of public record, one strike you're out should apply.
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