Three accidental shootings reported over the weekend

info@islandpacket.comNovember 11, 2012 

Two people accidentally shot themselves in southern Beaufort County Saturday, while a third shot a hole in the floor of a Bluffton business Sunday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at Simmons Fish Camp on Hilton Head Island at 3 a.m. Saturday, where a man had allegedly shot himself in the calf. Details are scarce on the shooting, and Lt. Glenn Zanelotti said he had no new information to release Sunday.

On Saturday evening, a 70-year-old man shot himself in the left hand while cleaning a .22-caliber revolver at his Sun City home, according to another incident report. His wife reported the incident, and paramedics took the man to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah for treatment. The injured man's wife told deputies he had said the revolver was jammed before she heard a loud bang; deputies saw the spent cartridge was still lodged in the gun and could not be removed, the report said.

Rounding out the weekend of accidental shootings, a manager at Montana's Grizzly Bar on Kitties Landing Road in Bluffton reported a customer had shot a hole in the floor at about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the customer had reached in his pocket to pay and accidentally discharged a gun. No one was injured and the customer left before the manager could get any information, the report said.

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