I am curious, how could an RO standing behind a shooter get shot without negligence on the part of the shooter?This is the only post I'll make here. Then I hope the mods have enough sense to delete this thread.
I was there in the group when he got shot. The RO was behind shooter. Wasn't shot in thigh as they say, a little worse. Wasn't necessarily negligence on the shooter. We aren't talking about this because any attention to this would only lead to negative attention for the range, all ranges on LI, all shooters on LI, and the LE who is already going through his own turmoil through his dept. And be thankful that many at the range were trained EMT'S, and that many present had trauma kits in their range bags. If not, we could've been talking about a deadly shooting, and not an accidental shooting.
This is the one time I support deleting a thread for the greater good. And I pray I never again have to see a friend with a bullet hole(s) in his body, bleeding out.
Mods, please delete this thread.
It was an accident, the names are already published in the news for everyone to see. I can see that a few are asking for it to be deleted. It is embarrassing , luckily it wasn't a fatality.I am curious, how could an RO standing behind a shooter get shot without negligence on the part of the shooter?
I see no reason to delete the thread. We shouldn't put our heads in the sand and pretend that negligent discharges never happen. We should use such incidents to remind us to be obsessively diligent when it comes to gun safety.
I am glad your friend survived and I appreciate your pointing out that EMTs were there to treat him immediately. Sounds like they saved a life.