Springfield Sees 2nd Accidental Shooting In as Many Days

Springfield Sees 2nd Accidental Shooting In as Many Days

Springfield Sees 2nd Accidental Shooting In as Many Days

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Springfield Police are leading the investigation into two separate “accidental” shootings that occurred on two separate consecutive days in a row at two different homes located (as a crow flies) just over 1000 feet apart.

Yesterday (August 2)  a man in his 40’s was accidentally shot at a home located on Blair St. He was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville with non-life-threatening injuries. FULL STORY

Today, Thursday, August 3rd, a 23-year-old man was accidentally shot in the wrist at a home located on Sleepy Hollow Drive, just one street over. PROXIMITY MAP.

Robertson County EMS responded to Sleepy Hollow today finding an adult male with a gunshot wound to his wrist.

“Fortunately, the man was in stable condition,” said Brent Dyer, Robertson County EMS Director. “The incident was reported to have been caused by an accidental discharge of a firearm while cleaning it.” Dyer noting that this was the second day in a row EMS responded to accidental gunshot wounds in Robertson County.

“These incidents oftentimes turn tragic when a child is involved and in the interest of prevention, which is always the best medicine, we would encourage all responsible gun owners to review the rules of safe firearm handling and storage,” Dyer added. “Whereas most people might think an accidental discharge happens when inexperienced people handle firearms, I would share that many accidental discharges occur with experienced and well-versed gun owners. There are many wonderful businesses in our region that offer beginner and even advanced-level training.

“We at EMS are glad to offer training in basic first aid all the way to advanced casualty care for individuals, churches, and businesses who want to know how to render aid properly until professional help arrives,” Dyer said.

To inquire about training for any community group interested in emergency medical care, contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

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