Man accidentally shoots 12-year-old, fumbles gun, shoots self. No charges will be filed.
So this guy shot a 12-year-old girl, fumbled his gun, then shot himself:
An Orlando, Fla. man accidentally discharged a gun on Friday, first striking a 12-year-old girl in a moving car then himself immediately after, the Orlando Sentinel reported.Sounds like a big deal. Criminal charges, reckless endangerment, something like that.
Ventura Santos Mateo, 60, was in his garage teaching a friend how to clean his gun.
Investigators said he was holding a Sig Sauer pistol above his waist when the weapon discharged in the direction of the street, striking the girl in her right upper arm. The 12-year-old was riding in the front seat of the car, with her younger brother in the back seat. Her father didn't realize she had been shot until he pulled into his driveway about a block down the street.
"Surprised and distressed by the inadvertent shot, Mateo 'nervously' shot again by accident, striking himself in the left thigh," the Sentinel reported, citing police.
Ah, who am I kidding? This is Florida! Shit happens, ya know? Gotta keep the guns in the hands of the sheepdogs to protect from all them wolves, know what I mean?
Both he and the girl are expected to recover from the injuries. A police report said he won't be charged, but authorities are still investigating the incident.Moral insanity. No other phrase does our guns policy justice.