Friday, October 5, 2012

Accidental Shooting in Kentucky - 2 Wounded - No Charges

Local news reports

A woman, 20, and a 16-year-old boy were each shot in the leg about 6 p.m., Lexington police Lt. Dean Marcum said. 

Lexington police initially had said they were looking for a suspect in the shooting. But Marcum said later that the teen admitted to police that he had been playing with a .38-caliber revolver and accidentally shot himself and the woman in the leg.

"It grazed his leg and then hit her in the leg," Marcum said. "He probably had it in his lap, and she's sitting next to him. It hit the top part of his leg and then hits her. I can see it easily happening."

The shooting happened in the parking lot near a building where community meetings are often held.

Marcum said no charges will brought against the teen because the shooting was an accident.

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Deep in hillbilly country, you can even lie to the police a little bit and get away with gun negligence. As long as they determine it was an accident, no problem.

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  1. Mikeb, where are you from? Have you ever spent time around these people that you hate so much? Have you ever noticed that there are good people and bad people, intelligent people and stupid people everywhere you go?

    The hillbillies that I've known would give someone in need the food from their tables and the shirts from their backs. As a group, they may not be the best educated, and they may not espouse the right ideology, but they're often decent and hardworking folks just trying to get by in the world.

    I see no evidence that you're that good a person.

  2. I don't think Lexington is in hillbilly country. In fact, I don't think there are even many hills there. There are several universities.

  3. @ Greg: I've lived in hillbilly country, of Arkansas, where you are from. And I mean REAL hillbillies, up in the Ozarks around Mountain View, with homes made of old, gray wood. Yes, some are good people. Some aren't. Some are hardworking. Others are lazy or mentally ill. Same as everywhere else.

    But it's absolutely true that guns play a larger role with them than they do in urban areas, and are more pervasive. And also easier to fall into the wrong hands because of it.

    And, yes, I agree with Mike, you can get away with such nonsense easier there, if a gun is involved and can in any way be explained away as an "accident." I've seen it happen.

    1. Oregonian, why don't you people pay attention? I'm from western North Carolina, not Arkansas. I live now in the latter state. I just get tired of this attitude expressed here that people who live in the countryside are inferior. There's plenty of stupidity in cities. Look at New York. Those people elected Bloomingbutt three times.