Man Accidentally Shot and Killed in Phoenix Gun Accident
The ongoing debate regarding gun control and gun ownership rights is and always has been one of the most heated in both Arizona and in the United States. This debate has only intensified given recent tragic events in Tucson, but another incident has occurred that will certainly lead to more debate regarding gun ownership and responsibility. Tragically, this debate will be sparked by a fatality that occurred recently as a result of a Phoenix shooting accident. Police are investigating the matter, but as of now it appears to be a situation that quickly spun out of control.
According to authorities, the latest fatal Phoenix shooting accident occurred on Thursday night just before 10 p.m. Two men were handling a gun at that point near 95th Avenue and Palm Lane. For reasons yet to be determined, the gun went off and the ammunition struck one of the men. He was killed as a result despite efforts to save him. Police have been questioning both the man who was involved in the shooting and others in the home at the time, and as of now none of the names of those involved have been released.
Accidental Shooting Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed. Losing a life in such a violent and random manner is always tragic. In addition, this fatal Phoenix gun accident will now become part of the overall statistics nationwide regarding shooting accidents and injuries. Every year, approximately 200,000 people are injured as a result of gun fire, and nearly 1,000 people in the country are killed as a result of a mishap with a weapon.
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
Obviously, more investigation would be necessary in order to assign fault and to analyze the situation from a legal standpoint. However, if the man who shot the other was negligent in the handling of the gun, it could be possible for the family of the man who was killed to file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit against the shooter. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their medical, funeral and burial costs as well as their lost income and loss of companionship.
If you have lost someone you love in any sort of accident, you need to seek the help of Phoenix wrongful death lawyers who have been defending the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.