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man mistaken for target and shot at gunsite

Postby beltbuckle » Fri May 07, 2010 2:11 pm

May 6 2010

A 50-year-old man was mistaken for a target and accidentally shot during an exercise at a firearm-training facility in northern Arizona, authorities said.

The Florida man was training with three of his colleagues Sunday at the Gunsite Academy in Paulden, which is about 30 miles north of Prescott, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

The man was standing on a catwalk as his colleague fired at targets. The colleague saw the black silhouette of the man and fired, shooting the man in the abdomen, officials said.

Instructors administered first aid before he was flown to a local hospital for treatment and surgery. On Thursday, he was listed in good condition.

Trainees had been told not to shoot in the area of the catwalk. No charges were expected against the shooter.

Buz Mills is the owner of the facility and candidate for governor. "We are relieved this client is in good condition thanks to the swift actions of our staff at Gunsite and the dedicated paramedics at the Central Yavapai Fire District," Mills said. Mike Scerbo, press secretary for Buzz Mills, said Mills has owned Gunsite Academy since 1999.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/05/06/20100506man-shot-at-arizona-gun-training-abrk0506.html to story
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Postby whitehood » Sat May 08, 2010 10:29 am

Not a good thing. When I was a Thunder Ranch a few years back two of the instructors had lightweight vests on. It just shows what can happen even on a controlled range.
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Postby jdeangelis99 » Thu May 13, 2010 9:05 pm

i know alot of the time in NJ if I am at a range I will wear a vest. So many people out there not trained how to use a firearm have one. I have screamed at people waving their gun at the line because they just have no common sense with it.. The one person shot between us and I told him to put his weapon down or else... I really wish people would train safety with their guns
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