Good Samaritans Rush to Help Veteran in Accidental Shooting
Updated 6/7/2018 5:20 p.m. San Angelo Police Sgt. Tabone says Thursday afternoon's shooting was accidental. According to Sgt. Tabone, the man was sitting in this blue Toyota Tacoma in a handicapped parking spot in front of the strip center that includes The Grill near Sam's Club on Sherwood Way. He says they were dispatched to at 3:22 p.m. to the 5700 block of Sherwood Way in reference to a shooting victim. Upon arrival, officers learned it was an accidental shooting, the victim accidentally shot himself while trying to re-holster his 9 mm handgun. The weapon fired. He was transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center with significant injuries to both legs but is now in stable condition. Sgt. Tabone says no charges are pending. Witnesses in a nearby business sprang into action to help. One man used his belt to apply a tourniquet while another individual, who is a former emergency medical technician, began treating the wounds until first responders arrived.
Witnesses say the man is a veteran and there are military service decals on the vehicle.
SAN ANGELO, TX-- The San Angelo Police Department and EMS responded to a shooting victim in the 5700 block of Sherwood Way.
One man was transported to the hospital with lights and sirens.
The shooting happened in a blue Toyota Tacoma outside of the strip center where The Grill is located.
The shooting appears to be accidental, but no details have been released.
Witnesses say quick-thinking civilians sprung into action to treat the wounds of the victim. One man used a belt as a tourniquet while an ex-EMT began treating accidental wound.
Those same witnesses say the man, who is a veteran, was sitting in his truck when his gun went off and injured both of his legs.
We will update this developing story as details become available.