Mahomet man accidentally shot in leg

Mahomet man accidentally shot in leg

MAHOMET — A Mahomet man who was target shooting in the country with friends was accidentally shot in the leg Saturday afternoon.

A spokesman for Carle Foundation Hospital said Howard Yu, 27, was in fair condition after being shot below the right knee.

Champaign County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Vercler said about 10 men were shooting on the property of one of the men out in the country north and east of Mahomet about 3 p.m. when the .45-caliber handgun of one of the men malfunctioned.

"He was trying to clear it. It fell to the ground. A round discharged and hit (Yu) in the leg," said Vercler.

"A lot of them had prior military experience so when it happened, they treated the victim. All of them were extremely calm. Everyone had the same story that it was a total accident," said Vercler, who took statements at the scene and later checked in on Yu at Carle.

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mark taylor's ghost wrote on March 24, 2013 at 8:03 am

So, which guy was the Good Guy with a Gun and which was the Bad Guy with a Gun?

And why didn't all those Good Guys with Guns stop that one Bad Guy with a gun, whichever one he was?

It's a good thing all those shooters had so much TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE with guns or else someone could have got hurt.

This is why we should have MOAR GUNZ.

We should have MOAR GUNZ in grocery stores!!!

We should have MOAR GUNZ malls!!!!

We should have MOAR GUNZ in schools!!!!!

We should have MOAR GUNZ in churches!!!!!!

We should have MOAR GUNZ in parks and playgrounds!!!!!!!

We should have MOAR GUNZ in shops!!!!!!

We should have MOAR GUNZ in liquor stores!!!!!!!!

We should have MOAR GUNZ in bars!!!!!!!!!!

We should have MOAR GUNZ on the street!!!!!!!!

MOAR GUNZ MAKEZ US ALL SAFERS!!!!!!!!!!

mark taylor's ghost wrote on March 24, 2013 at 8:03 am

And I just know all you communo-fascuisocialistic gun grabbing pinkos out there will start making the observation that, even though this was just a chuckleheaded accident, more guns will, inevitably, lead to more chuckleheaded gun accidents.

Well, chuckleheaded gun accidents at the grocery store, in parks, and...well, everywhere, are just the price you people have to pay in order to indulge my gun fetishism, my paranoia, and the overwhelming fear of all of you that compels me to arm myself with a gun before I can even venture out of my front door every single morning.

Got a problem with that????????2?

WELL, DO YA, PUNK????????22?

virtualAnonymity wrote on March 24, 2013 at 8:03 am

I agree we need to ban all weapons now.  All of that punctuation garbage convinced me.


Or maybe its the strength of your argument.


 


Seriously though, the owner of the gun does need to practice more control...