accidental shooting

Police are investigating an accidental shooting that injured a 14-year-old, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to the 11300 block of Loop Road at about 1:20 p.m. on March 12 in reference to a shooting victim. Preliminary investigation revealed that an 8-year-old child was playing with a firearm inside the residence, when it discharged, striking a 14-year-old family member in the leg. The 14-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The investigation is ongoing.

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Trintin Glenn | Photo: GoFundMe

A 12-year-old boy died Nov. 8 while he and a friend were playing with a hunting rifle, Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis said in a statement.

The boy has been identified as Trintin Glenn, 12, who lived in Kountze.

Hardin County Sheriff deputies arrived on scene shortly after 6 p.m. Nov. 8 and found the boy’s body on the porch of a mobile home in the 2600 block of FM 418, just east of Kountze, according to Davis.

Davis said they believe, based in the initial investigation, that the rifle accidentally discharged while the boys were playing with it.

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Orlando Martinez and Jared Koehler

Galveston County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an accidental shooting on Sunday, July 30 in the 4700 block of 6th St. in Bacliff, Texas, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release. When deputies arrived at about 6:20 p.m., they found the boyfriend of the victim standing outside the residence.

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On Wednesday, July 26 at 10:44 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a subject who had been shot in the stomach.

Sheriff’s deputies and Acadian Ambulance arrived on the scene to find 24-year-old Gaven J. Wilcox with a gunshot wound to the abdominal area. After questioning several witnesses, it appears Wilcox may have been shot accidentally while trying to diffuse a disturbance between several subjects. All subjects are cooperating with the ongoing investigation. 

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On the afternoon of June 20, Port Arthur Police officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of 42nd Street.

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A Port Arthur man accidentally shot himself, then told Port Arthur police officers that he had hurt himself in a fall, according to a statement from PAPD.

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A woman was shot in Port Arthur and brought to the Southeast Texas Medical Center for treatment on Monday, Oct. 31 at 5:51 p.m.

Port Arthur Police were dispatched to the SETX Medical Center for a shooting victim and spoke with the three subjects who brought the victim to the hospital. Their investigation revealed that the victim may have been shot by accident while in the vehicle.

The victim is currently listed in critical condition at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

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The 21-year-old passenger of a truck traveling down Major Drive in Beaumont late Saturday morning shot himself accidentally while handling a revolver and died as a result, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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An Orange County man had to seek medical treatment on Aug. 22 after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while attempting to rid his property of an unwelcome pest.

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Melissa Ringhardt, the babysitter on duty at the time of 5-year-old Vidor resident John “Johnny” Read’s accidental shooting death in October 2013, has been located and arrested by deputies of the Pope County Sheriff’s Department in Russellville, Arkansas, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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