Woman Accidentally Shot In Molino

November 28, 2019

A woman was accidently shot in Molino Wednesday night.

It happened about 8 p.m. at a home on Sunshine Ridge Court, in Sunshine Hill Estates, a new subdivision off Sunshine Hill Road. The woman was airlifted by LifeFlight helicopter to a Pensacola hospital.

The accidental shooting occurred after the gun was removed from a gun safe by another person that believed it was not loaded, according to Sgt. Melanie Peterson, spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The person pulled the trigger, accidently shooting the adult female.

Peterson said she is expected to recover. No charges were filed.

In addition to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the Molino and Cantonment stations of Escambia Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS also responded.

Pictured: LifeFlight lifts from an accidental shooting Wednesday night in Molino. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “Woman Accidentally Shot In Molino”

  1. Not You on December 3rd, 2019 6:55 pm

    That’s not an accident, that’s negligence.

  2. mary on November 28th, 2019 12:00 pm

    WOW I missed all the excitement….they have a City Policeman llives in the subdivision ..Hope hope all is well..I just use firecrackers

  3. bill w on November 28th, 2019 8:43 am

    Matchbox is correct. No assumptions. They are ALWAYS loaded.

  4. CSM Retired on November 28th, 2019 8:34 am

    We taught our soldiers to treat each weapon as if it were loaded and never point it at anything you don’t intend to destroy. First safety rule when handling a weapon is keep your trigger finger away from the trigger and insure safety in on. The safety on all my weapons is my finger. The gun safety is useless if you don’t practice safe handling of the weapon. I hate this has happened but could have been avoided with safe handling of the weapon.

  5. Janice LeCocq on November 28th, 2019 7:01 am

    You should ALWAYS assume a gun is LOADED, including your own! And never point a gun at anything or anyone that you do not intend to destroy!

  6. Safety1st on November 28th, 2019 6:10 am

    Why would someone pull a trigger pointed toward someone period? Some people shouldn’t own weapons and this is apparently one. It’s best to treat every weapon as if it’s loaded. I pray this woman will be okay.

  7. Jerica Smith on November 28th, 2019 5:15 am

    Hunters safety at our finest always check to make sure it’s not loaded when in doubt check could save your life and someone else’s.

  8. Matchbox on November 28th, 2019 2:57 am

    Guns are always loaded…ALWAYS