Teen Recovering After Accidental Shooting

A southern Kentucky teenager is recovering after he accidentally shot himself Friday night.
We're told the Laurel county teen was returning home from a hunting trip with his father, a London City Police Officer.
State Police say the teen was unloading a hunting rifle from a truck, when it went off and hit him in the legs.
He had to be air lifted to the UK hospital he's was listed in stable condition Friday night.

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  • by JD Location: KY on Feb 24, 2008 at 03:38 PM
    I'm glad to see you people can trash someone when they have an accident. Maybe in a perfect world, i would've never been shot. I don't know any of you, but i guarantee none of you are perfect in any way at all. I hope you all are saved and ar Christians because you really need to learn to pray for someone when something like this happens. I know that i didn't recover from my accident with your all's help obviously. I recovered with the prayers from the REAL Christians out there and the ones who know how to act when something like this happens. I'm glad you have nothing better to do than to sit on here and talk negative about people in situations like this. You obviously have no idea what it's like to be in this situation. Well for those of you who care, i fully recovered from this ACCIDENT and am already back to running track and playing football. Thanks to everyone who prayed for me and was there for me. To those of you who trashed me and my dad, you need to get your facts straight.
  • by Praying for the Wright family Location: London on Nov 19, 2007 at 04:02 AM
    Until you people with your negative comments know these 2 people, maybe you should leave your negative comments to yourself. John is a very good police officer and he is beating himself up over this. He just lost a child in January to MS and do you honestly think he PLANNED for this to happen. You people make me sick. Who are you to judge anyone. Maybe if you spent your time praying for this family to recover instead of beating them up over this ACCIDENT, God may forgive you. I am praying for this family.
  • by Jim Location: Lexington on Nov 17, 2007 at 08:15 AM
    What's going on? This is twice this week that this has happened. You hunters need to remember in your safety class that they taught you to unload your weapon when you're done...not put it in your dang truck and take the chance of it shooting while you're driving, and then while unloading it from the vehicle it goes off and shoots you. His father, as a police officer, definitely knows better than to leave a loaded gun like that and then unloading it later. Apparently our hunter safety classes aren't working, so maybe we need to have a 1 year moratorium on hunting and require that during the year off that all people who want a hunting license shall have a 2-day class next year (during gun hunt weekends) to learn how to take care of themselves.
  • by Joey Location: KY on Nov 17, 2007 at 05:45 AM
    Wouldn't have "gone off" if they would have cleared it at the hunting sight like you are supposed to do. And his daddy is a police officer? Obviously not a very well trained one.
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Nov 17, 2007 at 04:00 AM
    If you don't know how to handle a firearm, then you shouldn't have one.


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