Thursday, October 3, 2013

Colorado Springs Man Shoots Himself and His Friend with one Shot

Two people were hurt in an accidental shooting Tuesday evening, according to Colorado Springs police. Both were injured with the same shot.
It happened at about 6:30 p.m., in the 3700 block of Rebecca Lane at the Newport Square Apartments, near the intersection of Academy Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway.
According to police, 24-year-old Joseph Gunderson was handling a newly-purchased 9mm handgun when it went off. It struck him in the left palm. The bullet then excited his left hand and hit his roommate in the right arm and left side.
Both were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Gunderson was charged with Prohibited Use of Weapons, police said.
What kind of a charge is that? Is that like when a lawful gun owner fires his weapon in a residential area.  Or when a concealed carry permit holder shoots someone by accident? Is this part of Colorado's enhanced gun control regimen?
One thing for sure, like many gun owners, Mr. Gunderson was absolutely unfit and incapable of handling a gun safely.

1 comment:

  1. "18-12-106. Prohibited use of weapons
    (1) A person commits a class 2 misdemeanor if:
    (a) He knowingly and unlawfully aims a firearm at another person; or
    (b) Recklessly or with criminal negligence he discharges a firearm or shoots a bow and arrow; or
    (c) He knowingly sets a loaded gun, trap, or device designed to cause an explosion upon being tripped or approached, and leaves it unattended by a competent person immediately present; or"

    So, sort of the equivalent of reckless discharge.