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SwPx4
02-18-2012, 8:48 PM
sad story.

http://news.yahoo.com/woman-20-dies-freak-fla-church-shooting-231830903.html

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida pastor's daughter who was accidentally shot in the head in a church died Saturday at a hospital.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Hannah Kelley was pronounced dead at about 10:20 a.m. Saturday at Bayfront Medical Center. An autopsy is pending.
Kelley had been hospitalized since Feb. 12, when she was struck in the head by a bullet at Grace Connection Church in St. Petersburg, where her father Tim Kelley is pastor.
Investigators have said Moises Zambrana was showing his gun in a small closet to another church member interested in buying a firearm. The St. Petersburg Times reports that the other church member, Dustin Bueller, was Hannah Kelley's fiancée.
Zambrana reportedly removed the magazine from the Ruger 9mm weapon but did not know that a round was still in the chamber. The gun went off, firing a bullet through a wall. Kelley was struck in the head.
The sheriff's office says detectives are still investigating the shooting. No charges have been filed.

223556
02-18-2012, 8:54 PM
Heard about that from my sister.
Very sad news, very sad.

puropuro
02-19-2012, 11:51 AM
Tragic, but I always get a bit irked when they say "the gun went off"....should say "idiot pulled the trigger".

aermotor
02-19-2012, 11:56 AM
Tragic, but I always get a bit irked when they say "the gun went off"....should say "idiot pulled the trigger".

Seriously!!! Guns are response tools, they do not just do anything without someone causing it to happen!!!!!

RLTW
02-19-2012, 12:00 PM
Bummer.

Gatotsu77
02-19-2012, 2:59 PM
Zambrana reportedly removed the magazine from the Ruger 9mm weapon but did not know that a round was still in the chamber. The gun went off, firing a bullet through a wall. Kelley was struck in the head.

This is a very sad story indeed. I've underlined the part that upsets me most. The gun did not "go off" of its own accord, someone had their grubby booger hook on the bang switch, and a young lady died because of their incompetence.

I realize the anti's would never allow such a thing, but if firearms safety were taught in a classroom setting, regardless of whether you like them or not, I'm willing to wager that the number of "accidental shootings" would decrease. I have no legitimate plan for how to implement such a thing, so I'll just leave it as "this is my opinion, good, bad, or otherwise."

My prayers go out to the Kelley family for their tragic loss.