Tuesday, March 10, 2015

No Charges for Wisconsin Man Who Shot his Daughter While Cleaning his Guns

Local news

The Oshkosh Police Department has wrapped up an investigation of what authorities determined to be an accidental shooting of a 10-year-old Oshkosh girl by her father.

The man accidentally shot his daughter once while he was cleaning a Springfield .45-caliber handgun at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday at an apartment building on Westhaven Drive in Oshkosh, Capt. Cyndi Thaldorf said. The girl was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated for undisclosed injuries, and later released.

The hospital contacted the Oshkosh Police Department.

By Monday afternoon, authorities had wrapped up their investigation into the incident, Sgt. Chris Gorte said.

Police would not release the nature of the girl's injuries, citing privacy concerns, but said alcohol was not a factor in the incident. Police will not recommend any charges in the incident.

"I think it was just one of those truly accidental and obviously unfortunate (incidents)," Thaldorf said.


  1. It's only right.

    After all he needs to be there armed and ready to protect his daughter from all the bad - ya see.

  2. That's no accident. Another kid gets shot by her gun loon father.

  3. It's really nonsensical to just say "oh, it's an unfortunate accident/tragedy."

    because it isn't. This happened because you were careless/negligent/ignorant of how to safely operate and maintain a firearm. And because you were -- you endangered yourself and your family.

    Look, if I leave an infant in a bath tub and decide I want to go into another room to check the ball scores and I come back to find the kid drowned--it's not an accident.

    we really need to stop calling negligence and ignorance 'accidents.'

  4. Not a one of the usual gun apologists has a comment on this one.

  5. It is interesting which posts the gun crowd do and do not comment on. It reveals much.