Man accidentally fires gun twice, hitting girl in passing car and then himself
Orlando police said Ventura Mateo, 50, said he was showing a friend how to clean his SIG Sauer handgun. Mateo told investigators he pulled back on the slide and put his hand on the trigger, accidentally firing the weapon.
“She’s a sweet kid, that’s a damn shame,” said neighbor Sandy Driver.
Police said the girl was in the front seat of the car and as they drove by the neighbor’s house, the bullet pierced the passenger door and lodged in her tricep. She didn’t realize she was shot until arriving home, moments later.
Mateo told police that around the same time he became flustered and fired a second round, hitting himself in the thigh.
Police are “taking a closer look to determine whether to press criminal charges.” C’mon, it’s Florida. What do YOU think is gonna happen?
Also, someone take this man’s guns away from him. He’s a public nuisance.
And finally, we can haz liability insurance pleeze?