Accidental shooting at Knights Trail Range

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Accidental shooting at Knights Trail Range

Post by Buster » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:15 pm

https://www.snntv.com/story/39732926/sa ... -gun-range
This just in: Jan 4, 2019
Just after 11 AM Friday emergency officials received reports of a shooting at the Knight Trail Park public gun range in Nokomis.
66–year–old Walter Perkowski, was injured and transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert. He sustained no life–threatening injuries and is currently in stable condition.
74–year–old Leslie Koren was the shooter, Sarasota County Sheriff's Detectives are confident the shooting was accidental but the Sheriff's investigation remains open and ongoing.
Serenity now ...

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Post by Tenzing_Norgay » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:59 pm

Buster wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:15 pm
https://www.snntv.com/story/39732926/sa ... -gun-range
This just in: Jan 4, 2019

66–year–old Walter Perkowski, was injured and transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital...

74–year–old Leslie Koren was the shooter...
That's why I don't shoot next to old guys... :lol:

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Post by Buster » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:02 pm

Tenzing_Norgay wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Buster wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:15 pm
https://www.snntv.com/story/39732926/sa ... -gun-range
This just in: Jan 4, 2019

66–year–old Walter Perkowski, was injured and transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital...

74–year–old Leslie Koren was the shooter...
That's why I don't shoot next to old guys... :lol:
Written by a guy who doesn't ever plan to be one …
That's the guy that I don't want to be shooting next to.
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Post by Jeepsnguns » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:33 pm

That Sucks.
Knights Trail is my favorite local outdoor range, I've been going there for around 11 years.
As everyone else who goes to public ranges, I have seen some unsafe gun handling there, the worst was a very old cat (I'm old, this guy was way older) with a single action revolver so out of control I decided to just leave rather than move down to another location.
And yes I alerted the staff on my way out as to why I was leaving.

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Post by Buster » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:07 pm

I keep my eyes open whenever firearms are loaded around me … handled by strangers, but its always been more than a little reassuring that the Range Officers are very much on the job over there.
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Post by Jeepsnguns » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:55 pm

Buster wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:07 pm
I keep my eyes open whenever firearms are loaded around me … handled by strangers, but its always been more than a little reassuring that the Range Officers are very much on the job over there.
Yeah Buster I agree with you, the folks that work there are top notch, which is why I prefer that outdoor range over another, but unfortunately the staff cant be everywhere all the time, it is what it is.
Always be vigilant, keep your eye on who's next to you and watch how they handle their firearms.

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Post by P5 Guy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:23 am

Only going on week days (9:00AM to 1:00PM) it is only us old guys at WAC :lol:
I feel safer then than on weekends when all the youngsters come out.

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Post by jaytwillerham » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:37 am

I've had guns pointed at me at every public range I've been to.
This one included.
Even at matches when ROing, come to think.
Trust nobody.

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Post by Tenzing_Norgay » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:53 pm

Buster wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:02 pm
Written by a guy who doesn't ever plan to be one …
That's the guy that I don't want to be shooting next to.
I'm the a-hole at the range (loudly) calling out the nim-nods who are sweeping everyone. You'd be safer shooting next to me than anyone. ;)

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