Local news reports
A Marengo man and his 14-year-old son were taken to a hospital after a gun accidentally fired while the man was cleaning it.
Police Sgt. Paul Fritz said officers responded to the 400 block of Hale
Street at 5:20 p.m. to find the man and teen with gunshot wounds. Fritz
said the man was cleaning his gun when the weapon fired. The bullet
went through the man’s hand and hit the 14-year-old in the arm. The
bullet then ricocheted off his arm and struck the teen in the leg.
said no major arteries were struck and both the man and teenager were
taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock to be treated.
No foul play is suspected, Fritz said, but an investigation is ongoing.
"No foul play," did you get that? Violating two or three of the major safety rules in front of his son, resulting in a negligent discharge and injury isn't considered foul play? It certainly should be.