There’s a handy old saying: friends don’t let friends shoot them. Particularly not twice. And especially not when the shooter’s managed to shoot himself at the same time. Which is what happened yesterday morning when one Reading man tried to show his buddy his gun. . .
Here’s the story, at least as it’s reported by readingeagle.com. The shooter had a bunch of people over for a party that turned into a sleep-over. No word as to whether his mom said it was OK. The next morning, he decided to show his friend his mohaska.
“As he pulled it out of the holster, he fired the gun two times by accident,” (Sgt. John) Solecki said.
The shots went through the shooter’s hand and into the friend’s abdomen. Four other adults were downstairs at the time and three or four children were sleeping in the house.
It can’t be easy to negligently discharge a gun twice. Not if it’s truly negligent. And the coppers are talking to the other people in the house to see if there’s any evidence of malice aforethought.
Then again, if the shooter had intended to look at his friend’s intestinal tract and claim it was an accident, he probably wouldn’t have send the rounds through his own hand first. Which is why we’ve decided to shine our IGOTD spotlight on him. Such extraordinary gun-handling skills shouldn’t go without recognition.