Man Accidently Shoots Himself Saturday

August 11, 2019

An adult male was seriously injured when he accidently shot himself in the lower leg Saturday morning.

Escambia County EMS was dispatched to the Escambia River Gun Club on Rocky Branch Road about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. It was not immediately clear if the injury occurred at the gun club or at a nearby location.

The man, reportedly in his 60’s, was transported to the hospital as a trauma alert with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening. file photo.


9 Responses to “Man Accidently Shoots Himself Saturday”

  1. Dale on August 13th, 2019 8:13 am

    Accidents do happen, Sounds to me like Keeping your finger off the trigger until your ready to shoot would have stopped this one from happening.

  2. Rasheed Jackson on August 12th, 2019 9:12 pm

    And this is why Barney had to keep his bullet in his pocket.

  3. Ed Fowler on August 12th, 2019 2:28 pm

    Accidents are extremely rare. Neglegence is pretty common….and yes, anyone can be neglegent.

  4. Robert on August 12th, 2019 1:08 pm

    Give the guy a break you dont know the whole story atleast noone else got injured hell he could of tripped and gun went off i bet half of you have been in a car wreck or fallen off a ladder sometimes crap happens

  5. Concerned citizen on August 12th, 2019 12:42 pm

    This makes a second self-inflicted gunshot wound that happened at the gun club

  6. nod on August 12th, 2019 10:35 am

    Eddie I don’t care how much training you have you could still have an accident

  7. Eddie on August 11th, 2019 8:27 pm

    The range, the holster or the time of day were not the cause. The shooter’s lack of training was the cause.

  8. paul on August 11th, 2019 1:25 pm

    I’m guessing that nobody was holding his beer.. ;)

  9. john on August 11th, 2019 10:43 am

    This is/or was the only shooting range in the county that will let you draw from a holster, I wonder if that is the cause? Being that it was a leg injury?