Friday, June 7, 2013

Negligent Mass Shooting at Illinois Gun Club - Ten Injured

Detail photo of a shotgun shell at the St. Charles Sportsmen's Club on Sunday, Sept.9, 2012 near Elburn.

Chicago Tribune

Ten people were injured Tuesday night at a Kane County shooting club after being struck by buckshot fired from a gun that had been mistakenly loaded with a live round, authorities said.

The incident took place about 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Sportsmen's Club, near Elburn, when a 69-year-old club member from St. Charles fired his shotgun into the clubhouse floor, sending buckshot ricocheting and striking people who were nearby, Kane County sheriff's Lt. Pat Gengler said.


  1. Fortunately the man was pointing the shotgun down at the floor and not at someone. That means ricochets caused the injuries. Seven of the "injured" people were treated on scene which means all they needed was a bandage. The other three people sustained non-life threatening injuries.

    This is the second incident involving "snap caps" in a fairly short period of time. (Snap caps are dummy rounds that protect firing pins; they have no gun powder nor bullets.) Methinks people need better training on the use of snap caps.

  2. People from Illinois are complete idiots.