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Man shoots self accidently after hearing fireworks
Daily Herald ^ | 24 june 2011 | Staff

Posted on 06/26/2011 5:09:33 PM PDT by csvset

A shooting call in Roanoke Rapids Thursday night turned out to be accidentally self-inflicted, authorities said.

Capt. Andy Jackson, head of investigations for the Roanoke Rapids Police Department, said at 10:43 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 100 block of Madison Street in reference to a victim who had been shot.

“When officers arrived, the victim said he was shot walking down the back alley between Madison and Monroe Street by an unknown subject he hadn’t seen,” Jackson said.

Det. Corey Dixon was called to the scene to investigate, Jackson said, and after looking into the shooting, Dixon was able to get the victim, Wade Anthony Gray, 28, of Roanoke Rapids, to admit he’d inflicted the wound on himself.

“He heard some fireworks go off and hit the panic button,” Jackson said. “He shot himself in the leg going for his gun.”

Gray is being treated in the Halifax Regional Medical Center, Jackson added. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The investigation is continuing.

TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: doh; fireworks; ouch; shoot
With the 4th of July weekend coming up, let's be careful out there.
1 posted on 06/26/2011 5:09:39 PM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Just call him Plaxico and send him on his way.

2 posted on 06/26/2011 5:13:11 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Waryone

Perhaps he works for the DEA.

3 posted on 06/26/2011 5:16:33 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Well, as I tell my students, “If you are nice about it, I won’t tell your mother you are playing with guns when you are away from her home.”

I do feel a tad sorry for that man. A self inflicted wound hurts as much as any other. And the comments from ones shooting buddies will only add to the pain.

4 posted on 06/26/2011 6:10:54 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows
Hey Martin, Slings, this may be one for the ISH ping list, or possibly the NAP ping list...

Too bad the fellow didn't have his gun in his waistband, he could have qualified for a Mangled Genitals ping...

5 posted on 06/26/2011 7:20:28 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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