A case of simple varmint hunting gone terribly wrong...
March 27, 2012
By Alexis Bechman, PaysonRoundup.comDate
A young man who went varmint hunting Saturday ended up both
predator and prey when he shot himself.
Shane Robinson, 23,
and a friend drove to Gisela Saturday morning to hunt “varmint,” but
ended up in the hospital when Robinson put a bullet through his leg,
according to the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.
along with his friend Syles Reidhead, had reportedly driven down the
road to Gisela a short distance when they stopped, said Lt. Tim
Scott with the sheriff’s office.
“Shane exited the vehicle
and loaded a round into his pistol,” Scott said.
“While he was holding the pistol, he squeezed the trigger and the
gun went off, with the bullet striking him in the leg and becoming
lodged in his foot.”
Unsure where the nearest hospital was,
the men drove to a Valley hospital.
About 8 a.m., local
authorities got word from the hospital that there was a gunshot
victim in the ER.
Reidhead told officers he saw Robinson get
out of the vehicle, heard a gunshot and ran around the truck to find
Shane on the ground, Scott said.
The case is currently under
investigation with Detective Jaime Garrett assisting GCSO Deputy Don
Engler II. No charges have been filed.
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