A woman was recovering after she was accidentally shot by her sister-in-law during a squirrel-hunting outing in Monterey County on Sunday, a sheriff’s sergeant said.
The shooter fired a Remington 20-gauge shotgun from about 70 yards away, and shotgun pellets hit the victim in the face, head, upper back and left arm, investigators said.
The victim was not wearing brightly colored safety gear and apparently blended into the scenery, sheriff’s Sgt. Kathy Palazzolo said.
“She was very lucky,” Palazzolo said.
The shooting appears to have been accidental, and no criminal charges will be filed, the sergeant said.
“It doesn’t sound like there was any ill will, they all get along well. It was just an unfortunate accident,” Palazzolo said.
First the idiot cop says it was the victim's fault for not wearing orange, then she dismisses the whole thing because there wasn't any "ill will." What there was was proof that the shooter was in violation of the basic safety rules, a strong indication that she's incapable of owning and using guns safely.
It's really discouraging that even in the relatively enlightened State of California gun misuse can go unpunished like this.
No charges in a case like this is a travesty of justice.