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williamsburg police patchA Williamsburg man was hospitalized Sunday after he shot himself in the hand at Sterling Manor while inspecting his .45 handgun.

Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department said charges are pending against the man. He said officers responded at 11:45 a.m. Sunday to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center for a report of a person with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man told officers he shot himself while inspecting the handgun. Nobody else was hurt in the incident.

Riley said he is not sure the condition of the man’s hand. His office is consulting with the Williamsburg-James City County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office to determine the best course of action.

He said anyone who handles a weapon should check twice to ensure it is unloaded. Once both checks have been made, handle the weapon safely and always treat it as if it is loaded.

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Posted by on January 23, 2014. Filed under Local News,Wmbg Govt Notebook. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

6 Responses to Man Shoots Himself in Hand at Sterling Manor

  1. Matt Keys

    January 29, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Like getting shot in the hand is not enough, lets throw some punitive charges on top just for fun! Another example of how the common wealth can make a buck any where possible.

  2. concerned citizen

    January 24, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    This will be great for all the anti-gun enthusiasts…thanks a lot buddy.

  3. CitiZen

    January 24, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Reckless endangerment might be a charged filed. After that very powerful round went through his hand, it still had the potential to go through a wall and into the adjacent occupied dwelling.

    But on the other hand, he has a hole new incentive not to repeat this offense.

  4. Diksum

    January 24, 2014 at 3:12 am

    “Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department said charges are pending against the man.”

    What charges are pending? Is stupidity a crime? Accidentally shooting someone else could be a crime, but accidentally shooting yourself – I don’t know.
    Most gun owners I know have accidentally discharged a firearm. It rarely happens twice.

  5. Smudge

    January 23, 2014 at 11:20 am


  6. observer

    January 23, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Yet another sad example of the fact that those who own and use guns are far more likely to be injured or killed by gunfire than those who avoid guns.

    Guns don’t save lives. Guns kill. Universal background checks save lives.

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