‘Playing’ with firearms leaves 2 shot in Forsyth County

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two men were shot and injured in separate instances on April 18. One of the men was shot in the neck by his girlfriend in an apparent game, and the other mishandled his weapon, according to Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident reports.

A woman in the 3000 block of Madison Bridge Court told deputies April 18 she accidentally shot her 28-year-old boyfriend about 5:30 p.m.

The 31-year-old woman said she, her 4-year-old son and her boyfriend were in the room upstairs when the incident happened.

She said they had played around with unloaded “guns” in the past, and were always “joking around.” The boyfriend would tell her to point it at him and pull the trigger and nothing would happen.

She thought the firearm was unloaded when he handed the gun to her and asked her to pull the trigger.

She said she pulled the trigger and it discharged.

The gunshot victim was transported to North Fulton Hospital for treatment.

Earlier in the day, another man had a close encounter with his handgun. A 44-year-old man in the 1300 block of Windhaven Drive in Alpharetta told deputies he accidentally wounded himself in the head with his handgun.

The gunshot victim said he went to his truck to get his 9-millimeter handgun and had his finger on the trigger. He said he didn’t know the gun was loaded and it went off, wounding the right side of his head by his ear.

He was also taken to North Fulton Hospital for treatment.

FH 05-07-14