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Posted: 10/7/2007 7:56:55 PM EST
Man accidentally shoots self in back

CONCONULLY, Wash. - Okanogan Sheriff Frank Rogers says a Lewis County man is lucky to be alive after accidentally shooting himself in the back.

The sheriff says 44-year-old Randy C. Hugh of Mineral lost a lot of blood in the shooting when he was alone near Fish Lake, northeast of Conconully.

He was able to drive until he came across a Forest Service employee who called for help. Hugh was reported in satisfactory condition Friday at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

The sheriff says Hugh was standing next to the driver's door Tuesday with an armload of fishing gear when he tossed his holstered .44-caliber pistol into the back of his car. The gun hit an air compressor in the back seat and fired a round that hit him in the back and came out his chest.

Deputies matched a dent in the red compressor with red paint on the gun's hammer and determined the shooting was accidental.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 9:27:53 PM EST
The compressor put a cap in his ass!!
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 9:30:02 PM EST
D'oh!
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 10:10:08 PM EST


That is going to leave a mark...
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 10:27:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By R-32:


That is going to leave a mark...


Yes, one that is roughly 44/100 of an inch.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 10:59:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By JS98010:

Originally Posted By R-32:


That is going to leave a mark...


Yes, one that is roughly 44/100 of an inch.


And thats only the entrance wound...
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 11:02:35 PM EST
What a dumb ass, should have tossed at least a 12 Gauge.................
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 11:26:04 PM EST
I guess that sometimes these arent self correcting problems...

-BJohnson
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 5:48:39 AM EST
Maybe the gun didn't like being thrown. They have feelings too. After all guns kill people!

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:36:15 AM EST
Am I the only one that thinks air compressors should be banned?

Think of the children!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:31:08 AM EST
Sounds like that one guy who committed suicide by stabbing himself in the back 17 times...
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:01:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 2:01:34 PM EST by mordecai]
I'll bet he didn't see that coming...
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:26:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By JS98010:

Originally Posted By R-32:


That is going to leave a mark...


Yes, one that is roughly 429/1000 of an inch.


Fixt
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:27:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:30:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stokes:
Had to be a Lewis County Resident.



Worse... Drysider.

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:29:45 AM EST
A really old Ruger without a hammer drop safety?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 12:59:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
A really old Ruger without a hammer drop safety?
Nah, an Ingersoll Rand. And they're the worst!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:06:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
A really old Ruger without a hammer drop safety?
Nah, an Ingersoll Rand. And they're the worst!

They make steam rollers too. Did you know that?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:06:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:
Nah, an Ingersoll Rand. And they're the worst!



Better talk to Dino about that
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:32:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By dillonivik:

Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
A really old Ruger without a hammer drop safety?
Nah, an Ingersoll Rand. And they're the worst!

They make steam rollers too. Did you know that?


They used to, sold off that division about a year ago.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:05:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:

Originally Posted By Stokes:
Had to be a Lewis County Resident.



Worse... Drysider.

Nah couldnt be a drysider everyone knows we carry flintlocks and play bangos.....
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:11:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 3:11:55 PM EST by YOPD]

Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
Nah couldnt be a drysider everyone knows we carry flintlocks and play bangos.....

Did he mean bongs, bongos, banjos, or perhaps all of the above?
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