Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 23 November 2014

Gun safety class man shoots himself

A gun safety lesson ended with a student shooting himself and his wife
A gun safety lesson ended with a student shooting himself and his wife

A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a firearms safety class in the US.

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office in Virginia said Michael Deel shot himself in the hand with a .45-calibre pistol. The bullet also struck his wife, Michelle, in the leg as she was sitting beside him.

The accident happened during a firearms safety class at a house. The instructor, Thomas Starke, told police he had left the room and then heard a shot.

The Deels were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Mr Deel said the shooting was a "stupid accident."

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