Shooting Event Goes Awry, One Shot in the Chest

About 200 people were gathered on Bureau of Land Management land in Perris.

An accident during a shooting range event leaves one injured, shot in the chest. Patch file photo.
An accident during a shooting range event leaves one injured, shot in the chest. Patch file photo.

A target shooter fired off a round that richocheted and struck someone in the chest today during an event in Perris, a sheriff's deputy said.

Sheriff's deputies received a 911 call at 1:26 p.m. about the accidental shooting that took place at Christmas Tree Lane and Santa Rosa Mine Road.

The injured person was taken to a hospital for treatment in unknown condition, Riverside County sheriff's Deputy Mike Vasquez said.

The victim was driven to an area near Washington Street in order to meet up with sheriff's deputies, Vasquez said.

The shooting happened on Bureau of Land Management property, on which the shooter and the victim were among an estimated 200 people participating at a shooting range event, Vasquez said.

It was not immediately known from what the gunshot rebounded, the deputy said.

-- City News Service

LBV Collins December 28, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Well THAT'S a drag! Hope the victim is okay. (When the heck are they going to open up that shooting range in Murrieta?)
sherry December 28, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Play with fire, and you will get burned. Guns do shoot and kill people and innocent animals
Brenda December 28, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Shouldnt have happened. Hope the man shot is going to be ok, and that the guy who hit the richochet is holding up ok.
jerry December 28, 2013 at 11:52 PM
sooo sad hope the guy who was shot gets well soon
Emily December 29, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Sherry, every single day we get news stories about car fatalies...you gonna say that their playing with fire because they drive cars, and we know cars kill?!? Guns do NOT ever shoot, people shoot guns silly
hporto December 29, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Guns do not shoot and kill people. PEOPLE shoot and kill people - unless you happen to know of a gun that aims and fires on it's own. As Emily mentioned, millions of people are harmed and die in car accidents every day, yet no one blames the car. Hope the guy recovers quickly.
S Smith December 29, 2013 at 04:38 PM
A richochet? Sounds to me like the promoters did not have the proper distance or materials for this shoot, But accidents do happen, hope all involved will learn from this and get better
LBV Collins December 30, 2013 at 10:02 AM
@Emily, @hporto: The comparison of firearms to cars is unreasonable. Guns were designed to kill things; cars were designed to transport things. That's a big difference. Guns are very often purchased for defending one's life and property. Guns are intended to kill. No one buys a car to defend life and property. They buy a car to get from Point A to Point B. So when someone buys a tool whose primary purpose is to kill, that person really is playing with fire.
Jeff Kleiner December 30, 2013 at 02:24 PM
hporto, the same conservative drivel. Guns main purpose are to kill. The accidents with guns DO NOT have to happen if they are secured or kept locked up. Planes, autos and trains can also kill, as well as most foods, drinks or smokes. Yet only guns were made to kill, especially hand guns and semi-automatic weapons. Neither are used to hunt with. Only cowards NEED handguns.
Steve Newman December 30, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Convict Kleiner- there you go again with you liberal bs. In order to properly use a weapons to defend your self- you have to practice and get familiar with it. Not all of us would sit in our home in Lake Elsinore and hope the sheriffs arrive in time. Some of us are self reliant- look it up since you don't know what it means. And you can hunt with a handgun or a semiauto rifle-the 4 legged targets. So before you have experienced shooting for recreation-keep your Convict comments to your self. But we know that as a felon you can not have a weapon so you are safe in elsinore.
Steve Newman December 30, 2013 at 02:56 PM
LBV Collins- a gun range in Murrieta is a long way from coming. Look who proposed it, Ramos, and his credibility is non existent. The one in Perris is supposed to be open, but have seen no advertising or anything about it. Guess we'll have to trek to rainbow Range and try to get on their waiting list.
DB December 30, 2013 at 02:57 PM
maybe we should just ban dumb asses.....oh, and we should make it illegal to buy a firearm in California without a background check...I am sure that will stop the criminals from getting them.....oh yeah...we already did that.....ever notice drunk driving is illegal, I see that is working out real well...how about drug...perhaps we should consider a ban on drugs, oh yeah, we already have one, as soon as the police lock them up, the prison system follows orders and releases them......those laws work really well.....I am all for 100% background checks, it would not have stopped this any more than our drunk driving laws stopped 9 people in southern California from dying on our roads in the last 10 days......criminals do not follow the law.....that is why they call them criminals...Jeff, you should know about that with your recent incarcerations and run ins with the law.......Accidents with cars do not have to happen either, but they do, every day......mostly brought on by a criminal.....
Jeff Kleiner December 30, 2013 at 04:50 PM
So according to DB, no laws should be in place. Drunk driving, drug laws and gun laws should not be enforced because criminals break them. Perfect logic. Thats why we need stricter laws, for the Dimwits like DB. As for me being a convict NEWMAN. You not understanding terms like convict had to have led to you being fired by LAPD. Newman, you paid through your taxes for me spending time in the Riverside hospital. Plus surgery. Plus medication. THANKS. Steve Newman fake Vietnam Vet and failed LAPD officer. Now, just a frustrated old man. Coward. Blue helmets are coming Stevie boy.....run and hide in the corner with your illegal weapons.
Jeff Kleiner December 30, 2013 at 04:53 PM
No DB I know nothing for my hospitalization, then to laugh at EXTREMIST, ignorant gun lunatics like you.
DB December 30, 2013 at 05:06 PM
More typical Kleiner name calling.......You are so intelligent...you cannot even see sarcasm.....enjoy your extreme views, particularly since you can NEVER own a firearm, nor vote for the new laws regarding them! It really is not healthy to laugh and call yoursef names.....perhaps they have a pill for that......I heard Medi-Cal is covering Mental Health after 1/1/14, perhaps you can finally get that help you needed.....As for this topic, your opinion on the topic is irrelevant, you cannot own a gun or vote for the laws around them, so just sit back and wait to become a victim again......I feel we have more than ample laws on the books, just not enough jail space to house all your former cell mates......It must suck having your whole life out on these pages Jeff for the entire community to read.....but that is what happens when you break the law....there are many ways of justice, what will yours be aside from never being able to own or vote on gun laws, immigration laws, new drug laws and all the other privileges of never being convicted of a crime........Like I state in every post, perhaps we should enforce the laws on the books and make 10 years mean 10 years, not 10 months.....Perhaps life should mean life.....
John Smith December 30, 2013 at 05:07 PM
The joke of the day. Jeff Kleiner who impersonated being a Vietnam Veteran in Murrieta accusing Steve Newman who is a real Vietnam Veteran of being fake . That is funnier than Aces Comedy Club!
Jeff Kleiner December 30, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Roy, they know you are John Smith. But you'll be hearing from them very very soon.
Jeff Kleiner December 30, 2013 at 05:17 PM
No DB, it's gun Extremist cowards like you, John (Roy Holmgren) Smith and my buddy Stevie Newman are what should scare the community carrying around dangerous weapons with the hate and prejudice you all hold. Now Stevie tell me more about conspiring to hurt me with wife beater and child abuser Roy Lee Holmgren.
John Smith December 30, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Jeff I already spoke to the Deputy . I haven't dealt with you in months as I told him. I don't care if anyone knows who this is. Jeff you are an insane stalker, a known liar, and an utter fool and moron. Those with glass houses should not throw rocks. Jeff you are an insane nut job. I can't wait to show the officer my documents and those supplied by your family along with your correspondence to my ex. It is highly likely a mental ward will be the result but I guarantee you nothing other than that will result from your actions. ROTFLMAO
John Smith December 30, 2013 at 05:31 PM
By the way Jeff keep posting lies. You are just continuing to hurt your own stupid case since this site is now being "Watched."
DB December 30, 2013 at 05:33 PM
More name calling, please, Jeff....go take your meds......Anyone and everyone on this site knows your poison and extreme left views.....let alone your loss of freedom due ot the person you keep attacking here....Must suck to be on the losing end....your frustrations are showing again........What a shame you lost your right to vote on such issues as you seem so passionate about things that you cannot change or have any say in.....that has to suck.......At any rate, you be careful out there for the next few days, cops are going to be out in force, would hate to see you locked up again.....has to be really hard on your wife at her age.....
Steve Newman December 30, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Convict Kleiner-I know what a convict is Jeff- you. Whether you are in jail(as you were) or out on the streets of Elsinore- you are a convict. Does not matter what deal a judge made with you- you are a convict- and totally insane. Why would I need to conspire with Roy to hurt you, if i wanted to, I could. But I don't care anything about you. You could die tomorrow and nobody would come to your funeral- it would be a paupers funeral, pad fo by the county. Mr Entitlement- that should be your new name. Quit posting Jeff- you are being watched. I bet when the judge let you go he told you to stay out of trouble- try that for everybodies sake.
John Smith December 30, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Poor insane Jeff. He thinks people think his lying insanity is worth hurting him over. Newflash Jeff. You are a worthless POS liar. Everyone knows you live in fantasyland where you think you once served in Vietnam, once worked for Disney as an Exec and got a 973k golden parachute, and owned real estate all over as a rich retiree. ALL OF WHICH IS A JEFF FABRICATED LIE. Jeff so your family says and you WROTE that you housed my ex and kids for a while? That looks like insanity to me. Maybe your meds have made you forget all the lies you say is YOUR LIFE. What a pathetic joke you are. Steve is right. No one will attend your funeral and no one other than your KARMA will help get you there idiot.
DB December 30, 2013 at 06:39 PM
I notice when Jeff is posting, Lyn is not, yet the rhetoric is the same......hmmmmm......
John Smith December 30, 2013 at 07:25 PM
DB you are correct. Jeff is more like a she than a he these days. It seems his old failing ticker is the karma price that is being paid for leading such a horrible and faked life.


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