Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Couple shot gun safety

Couple shot gun safety

Couple shot gun safety, Police say a man in Roanoke, Va., accidentally shot himself and his wife during a gun safety class. The man apparently shot himself in the hand with a .45-caliber handgun and the bullet also hit his wife. The instructor told police he'd left the room and then heard a shot. The two were taken to the hospital and treated A Roanoke, Va., man and his wife were recovering after he accidentally shot himself and her during a firearms safety class.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office tells media outlets that Michael L. Deel shot himself in the hand with a .45-caliber handgun. The bullet also struck his wife, Michelle, in the leg as she was sitting beside him.

The incident occurred Saturday during a firearms safety class at a residence. The instructor, Thomas Starke, told police he’d left the room and then heard a shot.

The Deels were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Michael Deel says the shooting was a “stupid accident.”
A gun safety class went horribly wrong in Virginia this weekend when a man accidentally shot himself in the hand with a .45-caliber handgun and the bullet passed through his hand and struck his wife in the leg.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia said Michael Deel of Roanoke, Va. and his wife Michelle were taken to the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following the shooting accident, which happened Saturday at the home of firearms safety instructor Thomas StarkeStarke told deputies that he had left the room, heard a shot and returned to find the Deels had been shot. There were about five people in the room at the time of the accidental shooting, according to police reports.

The Deels’ current condition was not immediately available.

The Associated Press quotes Michael Deel as calling the gun safety class shooting a “stupid accident.”

While the Deels’ gun safety incident may be embarrassing, it’s certainly not the first of its kind. In April 2004, the most infamous accidental shooting during a firearms course took place when a unidentified DEA agent’s .40-caliber weapon discharged into his thigh as he delivered a presentation on gun safety to about 50 adults and students.

According to press reports at the time, the agent did not sustain serious injury, and he returned to work after being treated at a nearby hospital. He was reportedly suspended once a video of the gun safety accident was leaked to the internet.
Michael Deel, 54, from Roanoke, Virginia, shot himself in the hand with a .45-caliber handgun during the course on Saturday afternoon, The Roanoke Times reported.

The bullet then passed through his hand and hit his wife Michelle, who was seated next to him, in the leg.

Bedford County Sheriff's Office and rescue units attended the scene.

Course leader Thomas Starke, 57, told officers that he left the room temporarily, heard a gunshot and came back in to find that the couple had been shot, police said.

The couple was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


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