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Nephew Shoots Hand With Officer's Gun

Associated Press

October 12, 2010

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The teenage nephew of a Panama City police officer reportedly shot himself in the hand with the officer’s gun.

Police say the 16-year-old boy was at the officer’s home Monday while the officer was away. Investigators say the boy was playing with the gun when it fired, sending a bullet through his hand. No other injuries were reported.

Police are calling the shooting an accident, but investigators are still trying to determine if any laws were broken.


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    grant319

    over 3 years ago

    1208 Comments

    Guys we all know what to do. Just do it, it's that simple.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    41190 Comments

    Wow Panama City is in the news and it ain't even spring break!

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10928 Comments

    Bump to all about securing your weapons better !!!

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    Retleo

    over 3 years ago

    5524 Comments

    If you are going to be away from home LOCK the guns in a gun safe of strong box of some type. If not then use a trigger lock and keep the ammo secured in a separate location. These types of incidents happen far too often and they are definitely preventable.

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    Twisted_dispatcher

    over 3 years ago

    2160 Comments

    bump rockclm8

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10488 Comments

    bump rockclm8

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    FutureLawMan83

    over 3 years ago

    562 Comments

    Got to keep firearms out of the reach of kids.

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    Alexander_Ott

    over 3 years ago

    572 Comments

    Ouch.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Secure your weapons, and teach every family member to respect firearms. They'll regret it if they don't.

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    rockclm8

    over 3 years ago

    48 Comments

    he was 16 even if the gun was secure he would probably have no problems getting to it... he needs to have respect for weapons and some gun saftey. why is it that we need to baby sit todays youth until they are 30....

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    I hate hearing stories like this. Always secure your weapon.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Thankfull that the kid is alive, bet he won't play with guns again. The gun should have been in a secure location.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    Secure you weapons gentleman and ladies.

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